Mzaza

Indepedence Celebrations? Tales of its Tragedy

The life of that kid
Is a cold story that will never be told
A life cut too short
To a mother, a kid is a piece of Gold
But it was ok to send that Gold
To watch a football game, its only a sport

On 6 July, 2017, Full of hope in front of them
Out to the newly built Stadium
Excited with the news of a free football game
Hoping their support will ignite the flame
Not knowing the death trap awaits

It’s full price government was not ready to pay
to them the match was free of charge
Consider that the economy
is biting hard for them
to get money and watch paid up matches

“Open the gates at 6am” Police’s request
“No,” answered the state

Picture this

“My son will be a football player”
Said the first mother
“Mine will be a doctor”
Said the other.

Hoping their kids one day will leave a story
In a mum hand it’s more that a jewellery.
For a kid at this age the future is unlimited.
Toasted, upon trumped ,
Bang Went police, Young lives Teargused.

Those kids, Our kids, Our Future

The unsung song
Of a life cut too short
To a mother, a kid is a piece of Gold
But it was ok to send that Gold
To watch a football game, its only a sport.
It’s a cold story that will never be told

By Bvulumende Gerrard Mzaza Nkhata

NBS Bank Your Caring Bank