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Inside/Out with John Makamure, Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST)
January 25, 2012

Full interview with John Makamure - Read and listen

Describe yourself in five words
Humble. An achiever. I'm a hard worker.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
To be tolerant of other people's views. To respect other views and respect everyone that I interact with. I think that's very important in life.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I woke up very late one day and I missed an important meeting.

What is your most treasured possession?
My children.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Professionally, if you are unable to meet the targets or objectives you've set for yourself. That can be very painful.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
Some think it's very strange that I can watch soccer from morning to evening.
Interviewer: What team do you support?
Arsenal. It's the best team.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

What is your greatest extravagance?
Going out with people, and then finding that the whole outing was very unproductive.

What do you have in your fridge?
Lots of water and a few beers.

What is your greatest fear?
That this country could slide back into the 2008/2009 era.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
My wallet with very little money in it.

What is your favourite journey?
Visiting London. I like it. There are so many different people that flock to London. Every country is represented there.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother. I am where I am because of her.

When and where were you happiest?
On my wedding day.

What is your biggest vice?
I think people should not drink too much . . . but I do it.

What were you like at school?
I was in between. I was the sports writer for the school. I'd go to every game and write a report, which everyone would read. So in that respect I was very popular.

What are you doing next?
I want to do more challenging things. I want to expand what I'm doing and go beyond Zimbabwe's borders.

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