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In Africa we have our ways of doing things

24 May 2020 at 22:02hrs | Views
"What good can come out of Africa", they would say but God has got plans for everyone and every place. Tiny Madagascar has come up with a herbal concoction that is giving 'killer blows' to Coronavirus.

Giant Goliath showing a 'clean pair of heels' after losing out to little David (Madagascar). World powers are refusing to come to terms with the reality on the ground.

The 'muti' has pulled a shocker, those infected are getting cured and word has it that there are no new Covid-19 cases on this African island. Fifteen African countries are said to have imported the herbal drink much to the delight of the infected and affected.

Pharmaceutical companies and world health authorities are grudgingly in denial mode but the situation on the ground shows otherwise. Something good has come out of Africa, if its working so let it be.

Meanwhile, observe social distancing and wash hands with soap and water. Covid-19 is real and is deadly. Education, careers and professions may try to close the gap but Africans have their way of doing things.

A snake bite can be nothing but a tickle. A herb, root or word of mouth can 'take the sting from the serpent', then one wonders what is civilization. A thigh vendor can despatch a 'spiritual debt collector' to recover unpaid dues from a notorious Casanova.

Worse still, the offending organ can be made to disappear from the equally offending anatomy. Scary is it not? That is Africa for Africans.

Thomas Tondo Murisa. Chinehasha.

Source - Thomas Tondo Murisa
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