- Posted October 14, 2013 by
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Everyday racism: Your stories
Part- 8 - Zambia-Police-Investigation
It is not the usual way that the driver takes to leave the village. Arriving at the railways (respectively > the embankment on top of which the railways are installed) usually a driver turns to the right and continuous to follow the bad road (from this point on I can call the path to be a road) towards the ‘college of education’ and onwards to Kasama-town, as this is the shortest and most convenient way to reach the nice town Kasama. But instead of turning to the right the driver turns to the left, he passes Tazara-Kasama-Station and continuous to follow the railways in the opposite direction to the ‘south’, in direction Mpika. We are driving away from the town for a certain time until we reach another village (I do not know the name of that village, maybe 2 km ‘southwards’ from Kasama-Station, in direction Mpika). At this small village there is obviously another railway-crossing which I did not know before. The driver crosses the railways and soon we reach the main tar-road.
In this manner we did undertake a detour of approximately 5 km, and I (maybe as well other persons?) did ask myself why the commanding police-officer takes this detour-way to drive out of Chishipula-Village, because to drive this way makes no sense. A reason for undertaking this long detour-road can be that the police-officer is unsecure, nervous and maybe as well he has become afraid, that to drive the short and direct way is for him potentially dangerous? I cannot know the answer, the reason.
Finally we arrive back safe at the Kasama-police-station. It is still forenoon and the police-officer guides me back to the big prisoner-cell, it is not 11:00 hours, the heavy door is closed behind me.
Later, it is passed noon, we prisoners are all guided into the vestibule (separetad from the outside only by iron bars, so people from the outside can see/watch us prisoners). Here we can eat our lunch. Several pots with surprisingly good tasting food are placed on the floor, and we start to eat as we are all hungry and thirsty.
Visitors are allowed to speak with the prisoners; visitors are allowed to bring food and clothes to the prisoners.
that I decided to come to Kasama another time – I did organize a tourist-visa in Geneva (Zambia Embassy) and then I did fly 10.June from Frankfurt to Lusaka.
An dieser Stelle moechte ich eine Frage stellen die mich im nachhinein beschaeftigt :
- zunaechst findet dieser polizei-computer-experte nichts was ihn interessiert auf meinem acer-laptop, dann geht dieser beamte fuer kurze zeit nach draussen
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