Monthly Archives: August 2012

ZAMBIA: From CAUGHT to COURT.

Gordon went to court a couple of times. His lawyer got him off the assault charge, but he was rearrested for attempted murder; something to do with firing the Uzi, but he was not too worried about that. He thought … Continue reading

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ZAMBIA: JAILHOUSE BLUES, or SAX IN THE CITY.

From despair to a love of the saxophone… The week passed slowly, but finally I returned to Court, optimistic about my imminent release. The white owner of the Robin Inn motel in Kafue, the victim of Grand Theft, Clock, was … Continue reading

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ZAMBIA: KENNETH KAUNDA’S GUEST.

In 1966, Lusaka Remand Prison consisted of a rectangular wall about 4 metres high with iron rods sticking out backwards just under the top, draped with barbed wire, surrounding five blocks and the reception offices at the entrance. The prison … Continue reading

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RHODESIA: Borderline.

From Salisbury the bus to Lusaka set off in the late afternoon. There was nothing to see at the stops in the dark along the way; Sinoia, Karoi, Makuti, then Chirundu where I got off.  I watched my fellow passengers … Continue reading

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RHODESIA: IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE.

 By the beginning of March, 1966, my severance with the South African Navy was paid, the Official Secrets Act form was signed and I was on my way.  Go North, Young Man. Hopping onto my trusty thumb, I hitch-hiked back … Continue reading

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