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Inside/Out with Comrade Fatso, activist, agitator and cultural dissident
February 04, 2013

Describe yourself in five words?
How should I start? Well . . .

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Take bananas instead of credit notes.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
Being a pro-democracy activist in Zimbabwe.

What is your most treasured possession?
My privacy.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Monday morning with a hangover. And meetings.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
Driving on Harare's roads.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My appearance.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Buying airtime for everyone at the bar only to realise afterwards that they actually wanted tequilas.

What have you got in your fridge?
Castle lights, Aloe vera yoghurt and a cat called John.

What is your greatest fear?
To not know what my greatest fear is.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
My hands.

What is your favourite journey?
Harare to Bulawayo: I just love all of the casual roadblocks and the sparkly tops the policemen wear.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Fela Kuti, Dambudzo Marechera, Thomas Mapfumo, Mbuya Nehanda, Linton Kwesi Johnson.

When and where were you happiest?
Thursday night. Red Bar.

What's your biggest vice?
Miami. Loved it as a kid!

What were you like at school?
Kind of like I am now only about twenty years younger and wearing a khakhi unform and brown socks. With a lunch box. And marbles.

What are you doing next?
Sending an email to Kubatana.

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