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One day we shall rise

.It was 17:28 and I was walking along Robert Mugabe when suddenly there was a lot of jostling as women carrying their wares and babies on their backs were running for dear life. I hear 'kanzuru,kanzuru!'(Council police! Council Police!) I look back and I see one man's wares being taken away. I like to think he is a family man. A man whose family eagerly waits everyday for him to prove his manhood by providing for them.I saw that hope die in his eyes like a smothered candle wick. I like to think one of those women was a widow, a single mother an orphan heading a family....The one thing certain and clear about these women and men is that they are trying to make a living the only way they know know how to provide for their struggling families. I remembered how my own widowed grandmother raised her own children via the monies they made selling wares and how we all benefited, directly or indirectly from that labor of love. I like to think that these women and men are trying to make something of their children's lives , for their family to be counted among others. I also like to think that they have a dream that one day..........I like to think that somebody in Council abused the Community development funds because they were availed, I also like to think that that somebody forgot about these very people who elected him or her into power in the hope that one day.......My heart bled and I shed a solitary tear and I thought,what can I possibly do today?Today I will tell their story but one day...........

Comments

Terry Mullins's picture

Your story is one of hope

Dear Lee - your story is a sad one but it ends on a hopeful note. YOU are doing something by telling your story to the World Pulse community. I thank you for sharing.

In love and peace,
Terry

PohChing's picture

Stay Strong

God Bless You!

Thank you for your sharing.

Lee Mwaita's picture

Thank you

Thank you guys for inspiring

I am for truth no matter who tells it. I am for Justice no matter who it is for or against.
I say I.

Cordelia Andze's picture

Great sharing!

You are the voice of the voiceless Lee. Some day change will come and our leaders will realize they need to protect women and especially the very vulnerable ones.

Cordelia Andze
Cameroon
Email: candze@yahoo.com

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