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Inside/Out with Oskar Wermter, Jesuit and social commentator
Kubatana.net
August 29, 2006

Describe yourself in five words?
"Murungu", "Mudhara", "Sir", "Fata", "Baba vezvomweya" (that is what various people call me in Mbare)

Whatís the best piece of advice youíve ever received?
Don't be afraid

Whatís the most ridiculous thing youíve ever done?
Trying to tell the truth to people of power

What is your most treasured possession?
Faith

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Self-pity

Do you have any strange hobbies?
Walking the streets of Mbare

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I am quite happy about my appearance, thank you

What is your greatest extravagance?
Driving a car in fuel-starved Zimbabwe

What is your greatest fear?
War (I was born in one)

What have you got in your pockets right now?
My ID, a cell-phone, and a rosary

What is your favourite journey?
Visiting people who really want me to see me

Who are your heroes in real life?
The mothers of Mbare

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