Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cry, The Beloved Country

I know most of you will think this is funny. It isn't. 35 years ago I lived in Bulawayo, and I remember it almost as a magical fairyland. What Mugabe has done to this beautiful and wonderful place of my youth makes me want to break down and weep, especially since it was so avoidable. - HAC


"City authorities in Zimbabwe’s second largest city of Bulawayo, are appealing to home owners to flush their toilets at a specific time, in order to unblock sewers after days of severe water rationing. The ‘big flush’ time has been set for 7:30 pm.

"The Bulawayo City Council has asked its 1.5 million residents to flush their toilets simultaneously when water supplies are restored. City officials say ‘‘synchronized flushing’’ is needed to clear waste that would have accumulated in sanitary facilities – which will have been affected by days of water outages.

"The hope is that if everyone flushes together there is less chance of sewer blockages and pipe bursts, officials claimed.
Simela Dube, the city’s director of engineering, said: 'We need to flush our toilets at the same time to push all the waste that will be just under the surface, as residents would be using little water to flush toilets during water shedding hours.'

"Bulawayo’s two main dams, supplying water to the city, have been drying up due to severe droughts in the southwestern part of Zimbabwe."

That was one thing about White rule in Rhodesia--we could flush our toilets any time we wanted.


Anonymous John Norman Howard said...

I guess they won't even notice when the Big Flush, rather than clear the pipes, causes a volcanic backwash into each and every home.

10:04 AM  
Blogger brian boru said...

Although I spent most of my time in Salisbury I did visit Bulawayo a few times. The impression in these Rhodesian towns was always the same: peaceful, orderly, safe, clean. In June and July it was heaven, with endless blue skies and pleasant temperatures. The fact that Mugabe and his apes have destroyed it all is no surprise. However, the same enemy of all life on this planet was behind the destruction of Rhodesia first and then South Africa. Eventually, this vile life-form hopes the whole world will be like Zimbabwe, with them living in the same kind of opulence that Mugabe now lives in.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Luek said...

Niggers is Africa actually have and know how to use flush toilets? Absolutely fascinating! Do they have to be trained to use them? Just curious about this.

2:26 PM  

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