Impilo, ukufa nokuba yindlovu kayiphikiswa ngesikhathi se-Covid

Arthur Greene

Kuthuliswe ngaphansi kombuso kaMengameli uJohn Magufuli, intatheli eyodwa yase-Tanzania ekugcineni iyakwazi ukwenza izwi layo lizwakale.

U-Elsie Eyakuze ungumbhali onekhono ozinze e-Dar es Salaam.

Unekholamu yamasonto onke e-East Africa, futhi ubhale selokhu kwabakhona lolu bhubhane.

Akakwazanga, nokho, ukubhala indaba ayedinga ukuyibhala: indaba yakhe yokuphila nobhubhane ezweni elibuswa nguMengameli owaphika ukuthi likhona.

NgoMgqibelo, ngemuva kokushona kukaMagufuli ngesonto eledlule, u-Eyakuze ushicilele indaba ende ku-Twitter. Uqala ngokuthi, “Manje. Mayelana nendaba yangempela ebengilangazelela ukukhuluma ngayo isikhathi eside kakhulu.”

Uyakhumbula ukuthi igciwane lasibhubhisa ngokushesha okunjani isizwe, nokuthi, ngokushesha nje ngemuva kwalokho, ukushona kwabantu kwalandela.

“Umngani wokuqala owahamba kwaba yinto ethusayo. Kwenzeka kanjani ukuthi umuntu obephila kahle avele anyamalale? Sazila.”

Ubona ubudedengu izwe lakhe elaphendula ngabo, “ezama ukugxila okhethweni nasekucindezeleni izithako zemithi njengekhambi lesifo esasibonakala singekho lapha.”

Amagama anamandla nezinkondlo zika-Eyakuze akhombisa ukwethuka kokuhlala e-Tanzania kaMagufuli ngesikhathi sobhubhane.

Uyavuma ukuphawula okuphathelene namazwe omhlaba ngesimo sezwe, okungekho noyedwa owaziyo ukuthi abantu base-Tanzania babhekene nani:

“‘I-Tanzania Iphika i-Covid! Uthinta umthandazo nokushisa! ’Umshini wokunyathelisa wamazwe omhlaba wahlabeka umxhwele. Siyajabula? ”

Ugxila ezintweni ezithinta yena qobo ahlangabezane nazo – umzala nomalume abashonile – ngesiphithiphithi sezombusazwe ezweni.

Ubuye abhale ngokucindezelwa kokuqagela ukuthi uMagufuli ukuphi, ngemuva kokuba angabe esabonwa  emphakathini ngoNhlolanja:

“Kungase kudingeke ukuthi ngibhale ngokuthi uMagufuli ukuphi. Ngigcina ukukwenza lokhu, indaba yabulawa. Ngiyaqaphela. Ngithule. Ngicela omunye umngani. Ah. ”

Ngaphambi kokumenyezelwa kokushona kwakhe, kwaboshwa owesilisa wase-Tanzania owakhuluma esidlangalaleni ukuthi uMengameli ongasekho wayegula ephethwe i-Covid.

U-Eyakuze uphetha umucu wakhe ngokusikhumbuza “Indaba” yangempela yase-Tanzania, hhayi ngomholi wayo, kodwa ngabantu bayo:

“‘Ngabe ushonile nge-Covid-19, tho’. Yebo, ushone ngayo. Futhi yiloya, kanye naloya. Futhi nalabo. Abantu base-Tanzania. Namaphethelo. Kepha akubona labo ofuna ukukhuluma ngabo angithi akunjalo? Akuyona iNdaba leyo. ”

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