Village 14 of Mkoba is a place with roads that have a lot of potholes, likemost urban roads in Gweru and the whole of Zimbabwe at large.
Cars also share the suburb's dusty roads with donkey-drawn carts, and coming across the beast of burden giving birth is not unusual in this urban township.
|A donkey giving birth in the streets of Mkoba|
With its seemingly backwardness, this place has suddenly become home to strippers!
Nightclub patrons ignored the World Cup semi-final pitting Netherlands and Argentina when a female stripper climbed up a bar counter, removed her clothes and began dancing in a sexually suggestive manner, causing the predominantly 'makorokoza' patrons scream for more Oliver Twist-style.
Men rushed to the counter, groping for a feel of her plump, naked flesh.
The next morning just before breakfast, the same stripper, putting on the same clothes, was still in the night club keeping some gold-panners company.
At the shopping centre, empty bottles of BronCleer cough syrup, an intoxicant now a hit among teenagers and 'makorokoza", and used condoms, were strewn all over the place. I also took photos of a drunk urinating on a Victory Life Tabernacle fence, while his colleague negotiated with a well-known bracket-legged hooker.
|Urinating on the church fence|
Its unfortunate that some pupils from Mkoba 4 primary school pass by that filthy place. At least those from Progress College, situated a stone's throw from the shops, are teenagers, and can manage to look aside.
If this is not an evil and adulterous generation, then there is not going to be one.