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Reisverslag Deadly Politics
12 december 2014
We fled the market square before either party had time to pull us up on stage and make us the star of their campaign. It was off to the tailors to buy new fabrics, for the guys wanted to get some dresses made for their significant others. My measurements were taken and here and there some inches were added or subtracted, depending on the dress’ recipient.
The next morning at morning report my predictions painfully came true. Eight admissions, two dead. All because the following happened: the son of the first president visited the Rorya Mara district, and he came by helicopter. To show his respect to his party members in Shirati he did a fly over in the late afternoon. We don’t get any planes or helicopters here normally, so the fly by must have been quite the sight. So much of a sight apparently that a driver of a Dalladalla (Mazda van) stuck his head out of the window to get a better look, and promptly drove his car into the ditch. He was killed instantly, an eight-year-old boy that was standing in the ditch died hours later at the hospital.
Deadly politics indeed
12 december 2014 21:27 | Door: Nico Zijlstra
Sad to story to read. Please take care whilst driving Tanzanian taxi's!