Inspiration Monday!! We lived in Kuwadzana at some point some years ago. My Father was Cecil Mango, he worked at the Anglo-American Co-operation. If you are in Samora Machel Ave, standing on Karigamombe Centre using the image

Samora Machel entrance, there is a cream building called Chatter House opposite Karigamombe. That is where my Father worked for almost 10years after he had left Schweppes. When he left Schweppes, he had struggled for a couple of years to find work, until he was employed at Anglo American. My Father was a very handsome man, he loved beautiful things and he loved cars. He was a very funny man and had the worst dance moves in the land. I remember during the weekends, he would get up and go to the shops and would come back with groceries. He would start cooking, he would make himself sadza, grill some steak for himself and fry some vegetables. And you would hear him calling out to one of us to say, ‘ I cooked myself sadza, but I bought you bread and eggs for breakfast’. He would sit there, watch Saturday telly eating in peace. My Father hated laziness, he was the kind of person who would clean his own car, iron his own clothes and cook for himself even if we had a house-helper. He believed that you do not have to wait for people to do things for you, use your hands, train them to make something or create something. Sadly he left us in 2006…. If you were here Daddy, I would have shown you that I took your words, I’m using my hands to create something. If you were still here Daddy, I would have said to you, give me a few more years, I want to make you proud. If you were still here Daddy……

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