Of Coffee With Gold

If you were having coffee with I would be happy to have you visit, hello November I would say to you, new month, new folder loading what does this month hold for us I wonder….

October ended with a spectacular full moon and did you manage to catch a glimpse of the planet Mars? It was the bright star close to the moon and the fourth brightest celestial body in the night sky and that’s the closest it will ever be to Earth for the next 35 years.

Did you celebrate Halloween? What does Halloween mean to you… Most of what I know about it is from watching movies, something about dressing up usually as something scary and something about candy? Trick Or Treat..

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that if I did celebrate Halloween this year I would have dressed up as a pirate as I watched a horror movie marathon of illegally downloaded movies.. I guess you can say I am a pirate, I never pay for anything I can download for free…. You can read about those escapades in my last post in case you missed that…. Confessions of a torrent pirate.

If you were having coffee with me I would ask you to imagine that we were pirates who had settled down after a life of philandering on some neighbouring island somewhere, you could swim over for a cup of gold and we could watch the golden sun dissolve into the ocean.

testmeat | photoblog | liquid gold
Ocean Sunset

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you about a case that has been making the headlines in Zimbabwe. A lady was caught at the airport with 6kgs of gold in her hand luggage and the story seems to implicate high ranking individuals. The president says there will be zero tolerance to corruption and people who name drop to get themselves favourable outcomes.

Zimbabwe president's relative arrested at airport after gold bars found in  handbag | World | The Times

The lady in question enjoys proximity with the president and there is a picture of her circulating on the internet kneeling before the president. Before this, she used to be chairperson of the football board and was dismissed after a match-fixing scandal and currently been suspended as the president of Zimbabwe Miners Federation for bringing the organisation’s into disrepute.

Hopewell Chin'ono on Twitter: "Henrietta Rushwaya who was caught with 6  kilograms of Gold at Harare International Airport, seen here kneeling  before Zimbabwe's President in a file photograph. She is a ZANUPF

The foiled smuggling heist involved switching off of security cameras at the airport and she was accompanied by a security aide from the president’s detail… The president’s son was rumoured to have been implicated in the gold scandal but the police have issued a statement saying those are malicious rumours and the first lady also posted on social media for people to not drag the first family’s name in the mud…

If you having coffee with me I would tell you how images started circulating around the internet about one Scott who buys/sells gold which prompted a #ScottChallenge and the secretary of information tweeted that he doesn’t see anything wrong…

I am not a gold smuggler", Scott Sakupwanya opens up on leaked gold  pictures | | Harare Live

Considering just last week they were saying its sanctions that were hurting the country…

And then there’s the proposed amendments to the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act which will criminalise people deemed to be working with foreign governments to harm national interest, protest designed to coincide with major international, continental or regional events and also unsubstantiated claims of torture and abductions that are concocted to tarnish the image of government.

If you are having coffee with me I would tell you I am sure I am not violating any of the above but I wouldn’t place my faith in the judiciary especially after they wrote a letter to the president appealing that Judiciary was captured… Their words not mine..

…but wait who gives orders to the Chief Justice?

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that a quick look at the just-ended Presidential elections in Tanzania where the president had a resounding victory but credibility of the polls is being questioned as internet access was restricted on the eve of the elections and opposition party claim intimidation and they were barred from the polls.

In the Ivory Coast there’s violence, death and clashes amidst a tense waiting for results from the elections yesterday, you wont even need an explanation on why… Cry Africa.

Barack Obama Gets Cartoon Treatment for Africa Trip | Time.com
Cartoon Time.com

Meanwhile in Seychelles, the opposition won the polls for the first time in 44 years and has been a benchmark on how you can have peaceful electoral process without any of the drama…

What would you do with a bag full of gold? I guess first thing would be to pay up the electricity bill it has gone up by another 50% from a fortnight ago when it went up by 50%

Whats going on in your neck of the woods?

~B

PS Covid cases seem to be rising up again are you going back to lockdown?

12 Comments

  1. Whenever you talk about pirates, my mind immediately goes to the movies Pirate’s of the Caribbean! Just can’t help it! —- are you a Jack Sparrow? Lol
    And yes, we here have not shut back down exactly but restaurants had limited seating inside until last week I think it was, they stopped that and now only outside seating again. The government has some sort of color code that goes with upticks and numbers with the virus. I know I should pay attention to numbers, but I don’t.

    Hope you have a good week ahead! 🤠

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    1. Not confirming or denying anything but have you ever seen me and Captain Jack Sparrow in he same room?? 🤣🤣🤣
      I think we just tired of the numbers and stats and all this stay safe

      Thanks for the visit and here’s to an awesome month and week
      ~B

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  2. Haven’t commented on your last post, but I wanted to say, my family was a pirate of those movies too back then, because yes I agree I wouldnt pay for anything that can be obtained for free 😂 I’m a sucker for free stuff. 😜 Funny how the government really implement such laws that would protect their image against anything they’d consider as a threat but there’s always gonna be some scandal issues and inside jobs that connects to their corrupt practices even if they deny or try to bury it, probably not just the gold smuggling issue. If I had the gold, I’ll pay my dues as well, and buy a car for my mom. 😂🌻 Thanks for sharing, B! Hope u have a good month ahead. 💕

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    1. People love free things… I think I read that somewhere on a marketing campaign that promos and freebies are a great way to get people to notice…
      Governments are just weird I really don’t understand how we end up here or maybe it’s just that humans are terrible people?
      Thanks for visiting and have an awesome month
      ~B

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  3. I was worried this was a sort of interview post with me. I didn’t remember anything like that happening… LOL
    I saw the Full Moon but not Mars. Halloween? I went to the gym.
    Yes, COVID-19 cases are up again. We’re proceeding as per usual. It’s like everyone’s used to it and just goes about their day as normal.

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    1. hahahaha yours would be Coffee with Goldie
      How did you not see Mars it was like erm the 4 brightest celestial body After the sun and moon and something else… actually I didnt even know I had seen Mars and until I went online and read about it then I went back to check…
      yeah we seem to be pretty much doiing what we do too, only indicator is people have face masks although most are worn ornamentally only because its the law and you would be arrested for not having one
      ~B

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      1. I remember last year I went for a walk after a Thanksgiving dinner and saw the sun, the moon, Venus and Mars. It really was quite awesome. I had no idea what it was until I came home and checked. I don’t remember anything like that happening in the past so often. DO you?

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    1. we dont do halloween in Africa … I can picture people runnig around screaming you are worshiping evil spirits…
      even though the masquerade tradition of Nigeria comes a close first there’s also those costumed dancers, who were scary outfits in my country they are called zvigure and in Southern and central Africa they are known as Nyau dancers I dont know if you have something similar

      ~B

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      1. We have night dancers here in Uganda. Though some socialites organise halloween theme nights and guests show up in those creepy attires to Celebrate halloween

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