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with Tarupiwa Nhunge, Matron, St Joseph's Boys Home
April 22, 2010
interview with Tarupiwa Nhunge - Read and listen
yourself in five words?
I am a mature 50 something mother and grandmother.
the best piece of advice you've ever received?
When you are listening to advice, you need to follow the
best advice for you.
the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
There are so many! When my father in law died, I discovered
that my ex husband had found a new wife. His relatives were mourning
at my house but I was so angry I chased all of them out of my house.
is your most treasured possession?
If I told you, it wouldn't be as treasured.
do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
When I got divorced. I would hate to go through that again.
It was painful.
have any strange hobbies?
I like to watch cartoons.
do you dislike most about your appearance?
My belly, I think it's too big. I admire women who
are big like me but who have flat bellies.
is your greatest extravagance?
I don't really have any.
have you got in your fridge?
Bottles of water, vegetables and fish.
is your greatest fear?
I'm afraid of the dark.
have you got in your pockets right now?
I don't have any pockets on me.
is your favourite journey?
Hwange Game Reserve, that was a good holiday. Recently,
I went to Cleveland Dam, with my Sunday School Class from Church
but I couldn't help but think of my boys here at the home.
They don't get to go on outings like that. I came back here
and discussed it with William, and if we get a bit of cash to spare,
we want to take the boys out there. It's not expensive, and
I'm sure they would have a good time.
are your heroes in real life?
There are woman I know, Mai Zawe, and Mai Kanda, who have
faced or are facing great difficulties in their lives, yet they
can still find it in their hearts to try and help other people.
I really admire them for that.
and where were you happiest?
From about 2000 till now. My children had finished school,
and God blessed me, and they were married. Since then I would say
it's been the happiest time in my life.
your biggest vice?
I don't have any.
were you like at school?
I enjoyed ball games. I lead the school Student Union,
and I was good in school. I had boys as friends, but no boyfriends.
In fact all my friends were boys.
are you doing next?
When I finish with you, I'm going to see what the
boys are up to. Visit the garden, and supervise their activities.
Most of our staff is on leave so I will go where help is needed.
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