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Peter Kuthan / AZFA
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« on: January 21 2009 »

Dear Pottar,

Very nice to get the Tonga.Online newsletter # 60, full of interesting items
and blessedly free of pictures, which I find troublesome. The internet is
getting daily more problematic for me, so I'm avoiding it as much as
possible.  I don't know if it is due to the fact that, now the school summer
holidays are on, too many teenagers are gaming on the telephone lines, or
maybe it is the heat and the weather.  I can seldom get the maximum of 52
kbps with my connection - it is usually half of that - and I suffer
perpetual random disconnections.

Apart from forwarding the whole and copying bits to people I think may be
interested, I've printed out the newsletter to send on to Rita White. Do you
remember her and the years that she was running the library and improving it
immensely ?  That was when the library was still at the school, of course.
It moved later next to the Craft Centre and when I was last in Binga in
2001, Aaron Sibelo was in charge - I don't know what had happened to
Jameson, who I thought had been left with the responsibility.  It was a very
sad sight, full of empty shelves and dust.    For a resource so important to
the community, this was very distressing to see.

Rita is currently in Harare with her sister, and it might be a good idea for
you to get in touch with her and discuss this.
Peggy Tindall & Rita White
    40 Northwood Rise
    Northwood
    HARARE
   Tel. (04) 88 4473

Rita told me, in her Christmas card, that she had a copy of the 'ZIBA'
proposal for an information centre for Binga that a whole team of us put
together in 1995.  She wanted to know if she should send it to me, but I
actually do have one of my own, which I unearthed when I first heard of
Mulonga, earlier this year.  If nothing else, that document is a valuable
archive, and of course I have others.  In fact I have on file a specific
note that, if I suddenly die, all my papers relating to Binga should be sent
to Binga Library.  But does it still exist ?

We are naturally well aware of the situation in Zimbabwe.  It is in our
media all the time and, besides, our farm is on the N1 connecting Beit
Bridge with points south.  It used to be month-end that our supermarket
carparks were full of Zimbabwean cars, but now it is all month round.  And
more and more buses coming through. Mostly we've been having very hot
weather, and it has been very distressing to see all these overloaded
vehicles - mostly with Gauteng numberplates - with overloaded trailers
groaning their way to the border, and very often breaking down.  Many of
them also have bad accidents on these steep turns.  Even the Greyhound bus a
week or two back burst into fire on the mountain.  Luckily, passengers and
luggage were mostly got out in time, but it was a dramatic sight, with
exploding noises.  I could see the pall of smoke from my house.  Last week,
right outside our gate a laden bakkie had overturned on the sharp bend,
spilling goodies all over the road.  By the time I saw it, the police were
already there and people were hastily clearing away big renkini bags and
sacks of mealiemeal, sheets of roofing.  The cab of the bakkie was crushed,
and I don't know what became of the people inside.  Whoever they were, my
heart bled for them.  And something like that is happening several times a
day, now, though luckily not always by our gate.

If you're still in Binga, I hope you are safe from all this.  And from
cholera.

Happy Christmas, if that is possible !  Greetings to Binga also from Mulonga
and the other surviving donkeys: Manda, Utalindi, Twasika, Tubone and
Tuliyande.

Cheers,
PETA
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« Reply #1 on: January 21 2009 »


Good day

Please keep on sending more newsletters.

Future Mzamba
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« Reply #2 on: January 21 2009 »

    Dear friends,
 

    I would be very happy to receive the Newsletter on te Tonga area that you are publishing.
   

    Thanks in advance
     

    Carla Schuddeboom
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« Reply #3 on: January 24 2009 »


It was a pleasure indeed to hear and witness the great  work u are doing torwards the development of the  Tonga people.
Thumbs up
Chipo Mudimba
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« Reply #4 on: January 24 2009 »

Dear Mwendalubi Handahu,

thanx for your reply to our newsletter. Of course you are welcome to contribute to our forum on the website www.mulonga.net
Where is the Cuundu cultural fund based? Could you tell us more what you are doing?

Our partner on the Zambian side is the Sinazongwe community where we support the ITC computer centre and Tonga.onair community radio station as well as Maliko Budima group.

best wishes

Peter Kuthan
Austria Zimbabwe Friendship Association
Linz / Austria

Hamusonde Handahu wrote:
> Dear sir

> my name is mwendalubi Handahu,i wanted to find out if its possible to contribute my input on this forum and provide a linkage with the Cuundu cultural fund in zambia

> regards

> mwendalubi Handahu
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« Reply #5 on: January 26 2009 »

Hi Mr P. Muzamba.
 
Iam very pleased about this program, especially in the revival of Tonga cultures and the living of the entire Tonga tribe which was long ago suppressed. Well done guys keep up the good and pleasing job you are doing. I wish you good luck and God shall wish you Long Live untill you put a stop to the struggle.This is 'Tonga Struggle'.
I hope 2009 will be a very lucrative year for the program.
 
Taluteyi mulenga.Ampela alusumpuko mu bboma lya Binga. Tusumpule butonga bwesu.
Presently iam in Kariba, Ume Crocodile Farm, Box 55, Kariba. Kumunzi nku Chunga/Tyunga.
 
Muchale obotu.
Windas Mudenda.

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