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Inside/Out with Youth Forum projects co-ordinator Wellington Zindove
October 05, 2011

Full interview with Wellington Zindove - Read and listen

Describe yourself in five words?
Strong, courageous, energetic, visionary.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
To finish school.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I slept on the pavement after smoking some marijuana with some colleagues.

What is your most treasured possession?
I feel that I'm full of potential.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Loss of a close relative.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
Not really.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My beard makes me feel a little uncomfortable. I feel like I look older than I am.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Spending money on alcohol.

What do you have in your fridge?
Lacto and beef bones.

What is your greatest fear?
It's in two parts. At a personal level, I'm afraid of losing my job. At a national level, I'm afraid of what Zimbabwe will become at the next elections.

What have you got in your pockets right now?

What is your favourite journey?
Going to my rural home in Masvingo/Bikita. I usually take the journey at night, so I can arrive first thing in the morning.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents, they have made me what I am, and my family at large.

When and where were you happiest?
When I won a place to study at the University of Zimbabwe.

What is your biggest vice?
My inclination to alcohol.

What were you like at school?
They used to say that I was naughty. I remember when I transferred to a new school I was given so many punishments that I broke the school record. Surprisingly I always did well in class.

What are you doing next?
Talking to you.

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