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with liberation war veteran Wilfred Mhanda (aka Dzinashe Machinugura)
August 16, 2011
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yourself in five words?
I'm committed to the values of freedom, democracy and respect
for human dignity and social justice.
the best piece of advice you've ever received?
To remain true to myself and follow my conscience and uphold the
values associated with integrity.
the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
That's a difficult one ... probably letting my emotions get
the best of me, and telling some people off. I could do it better.
is your most treasured possession?
do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
have any strange hobbies?
Drinking alcohol with friends.
do you dislike most about your appearance?
There is no part of me that I dislike.
is your greatest extravagance?
Needlessly travelling around, it costs money.
do you have in your fridge?
There is food there are drinks.
is your greatest fear?
I'm generally not afraid of too many things. I'm prepared
for almost anything.
have you got in your pockets right now?
My wallet, my car keys and my handkerchief.
is your favourite journey?
That's a difficult one. I think my journey in struggling for
justice and equality.
are your heroes in real life?
Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Nelson Mandela and Mac Maharaj.
and where were you happiest?
During the struggle. Many people wouldn't think that. But
that feeling of being prepared to sacrifice for what you believe
in makes you very happy.
is your biggest vice?
I drink alcohol, not without restraint, but I think I could do it
were you like at school?
I had a lot of friends, stood for what I believed in, but I was
also on the naughty side.
are you doing next?
I'm working towards the publication of what I wrote in prison,
which actually should have been published first.
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