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Inside/Out with Topper Whitehead, an activist who loves a bike ride
Kubatana.net
September 24, 2013

Describe yourself in five words?
Cantankerous old fart.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never give up.

What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done?
Joined the MDC.

What is your most treasured possession?
Memories of the good times.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Defeat.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
Activism.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I’m old and flabby.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Fighting Mugabe.

What have you got in your fridge?
No beer.

What is your greatest fear?
Defeat.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
My cellphone and R80.

What is your favourite journey?
A bike ride to nowhere with a wheel to suck.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Are there any?

When and where were you happiest?
With Laurinda.

What’s your biggest vice?
Sweets.

What were you like at school?
Rebel.

What are you doing next?
Continue the fight against Mugabe.

(Topper recently succeeded in an appeal at the Supreme Court to have his Zimbabwean citizenship reinstated.)

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