Of Coffee, Sanctions And Twabam

If you were having coffee with me, I would be happy you joined me even though the temperatures have been unprecedently high, we in the second week of what was forecasted to be a fortnight of blistering heat.

Harare experiences hot weather

To soak in a bathtub full of ice would be a nice reprieve but then there’s no running water and there’s no electricity; because of load-shedding so we must just endure the heat and pray for rain. This is climate change that we are witnessing, the hot dry season is getting hotter and longer and then when it rains, it floods.

If you were having coffee with me, it would be too hot for coffee so we would be having tepid water and dreaming of ice cubes, if you have seen my voodoo doll do toss it in a fridge or something; lay it in a pool of ice cold water, please and thanks.

rastaman voodoo doll

Are we the ones left behind because its hot as hell here…

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you about a new age pastor with a flamboyant streak who has a penchant for saying Twabam (nobody knows what it means but its provocative Twabam)

Twabam /twæbũm/ a conjunctive word, a preposition and a punctuating exclamation.

The flamboyant prophet is said to have set aside $320k to have a month of birthday festivities spanning 3 continents and six cities one of which was a super-hero themed ensemble of when DC meets Marvel and Jesus at The Last Supper…

Wakanda Party is twabam
wakanda is going on here?

The other was a barbecue affair with free meat dubbed Twabam Nyama which ended somewhat chaotically with the prophet losing his $20 000 Rolex time piece with a reward of $2000 offered to whomever “found it” no questions asked. In some circles it was whispered that the prophet has arcane “powers” and may have caused the freak hot weather streak vowing that it would not rain until his watch was found. The watch seems to have been returned but the hot dry spell still persists; well so much for that theory.

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that while a few elite seem to be living the high life, most are in a state, barely able to afford the ever raising cost of living, fuel’s gone up again, so has electricity tariffs and pretty much everything else.

The government says all of the country’s ills are caused by sanctions and Friday the 25th was declared a public holiday so people could march in solidarity against the sanctions. I am not sure if this will be an annual bank holiday or it was a once off and now that the people have marched then what? Word on the street is that $4million was budgeted for use in the antisanctions march with marchers getting a soft drink a two piece portion of chicken and chips and of course a T/shirt. The attendance was not quite as anticipated and left-over food may or may not have ended up dumped at a local university,  truth is scarce commodity.

Who would go marching in this hot weather and besides the last time the people got mobilized to do a march it resulted in the ousting of power of our former late president R.G. Mugabe and well here we are…

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that you cant possibly make this up… its boiling hot in this teapot shaped mess.

Whats going on in your part of the world, wave some cool breeze this side.

~B

PS I should do a rain dance maybe it would rain…

Rain dance talking drums

13 Comments

  1. Haven’t stopped by your blog in a while. Now that I have, I love this post (as always)! I’ll donate a bucket of water so you can wash your hair so we can get some rain! Also, we sure as hell are not having coffee in this weather. Let’s settle for a nice cold cocktail instead!

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    1. Ice cold beverages would hit the right spot in this weather….
      Thanks for stopping by
      ~B
      PS I just secured a 20L chigubhu of water washday later today or tomorrow so expect rain soon !!!!

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  2. Man B, you should’ve gone to the anti-sanctions parade! Think of all the extra food you could’ve gotten, since apparently only 10 other people attended. Seriously though, how could they just dump the left-over food when so many people could’ve used it? I guess that’s typical of people in power though.

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    1. if I had none there was going to be so much leftover I would have braved the hot weather, oh better yet if they had m supplied non-perishable food and we would have stocked up like we doing it for doomsday there’s only so much chicken and chips you can eat or keep before it makes you sick… (speaking of which there reported cases of people having upset stomachs from pigging out on the chicken gone bad) *unofficial obviously*

      People in power have a very misplaced sense of priorities; this parade for instance, about 4million was spent on it, but state hospitals are low on critical drugs and doctors have been on a close to 3month strike citing that they are not striking but that they cant afford transport to get to work on their salaries…
      ~B

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  3. I think the rain you are calling, is falling here. Most parts of Kenya are flooding.

    I am looking for your voodoo doll. I wish to save it before it burns.
    That… I laughed out loud.

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    1. hahahaha I must have gotten the rain co-ordinates wrong its not an exact science… let me recalculate.

      Save The Doll its handy for scratching unreachable itches
      ~B

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