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Inside/Out with Hilton Zvidzayi, Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe
July 28, 2009

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Describe yourself in five words?
Funny, God-fearing.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Love your neighbour just like you love yourself.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
Climbing up on this big rock through a tree. I couldn't get down and I had to jump off. I didn't like the landing part.

What is your most treasured possession?
My wedding ring.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Death. When somebody has passed on. Especially when they are not Christian, it's painful, very painful.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
I don't know if you want to call this strange, but at my age I love cartoons, especially Tom and Jerry. I watched both editions of Madagascar. I've watched Chicken Run. I've watched Flushed Away. I've even got them on DVD.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
They used to call me bhonzo when I was growing up. I wish I had more flesh than I have now. But I'm working on it.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Shopping, I love shopping. When I get into a shop I spend more than the budget.

What have you got in your fridge?
There's polony.

What is your greatest fear?
God. I don't want to sin against God, because I know that Hell is there, and I don't want to go there. And besides He's done a lot for me so I have to pay Him back by just not sinning.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
I've just taken out my phone, and there's money.

What is your favourite journey?
I had a good trip to Kenya, it was a flight and I loved it. I wouldn't mind going there again. I was going on business so I didn't have time to play around.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My hero is my pastor. The man is full of God and I love the way God uses him. He inspires me.

When and where were you happiest?
On my wedding day. I loved it. I've never danced as much as I danced that day.

What's your biggest vice?

What were you like at school?
I always wanted to be outstanding.

What are you doing next?
From here I'm supposed to go and pay for the ZIBF stand. We are supposed to be exhibiting tomorrow.

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