- Posted October 20, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Everyday racism: Your stories
Part- 11 - Zambia-Police-Investigation
I can now report to the representatives of my country that I was arrested by the police in the city of Kasama the day before and that I was there held 1 night in the prisoner cell. The friendly madam working at the Swiss Consulate (only speaking English) then demands to talk to the ‘Officer-in-Charge’. The Officer-in-Charge must explain the reason for my arrest to her. The Officer-in-Charge then says that the police found some pornographic material on my acer-laptop-computer and that I did produce some sex-video-clips, in which I was myself the ‘actor’, and that the police did as well find some sex-photos on the hard-drive of my laptop-computer. The Officer-in-charge must tell to the lady working for the Swiss Consulate his name and as well the land-line (=telephone-number) on which he can be called. The phone-call is then terminated, and I’m guided back to my prisoner-cell.
Some time after noon all the prisoners are guided in to the vestibule, we are having lunch. Several pots are placed on the floor and we, the hungry prisoners can choose from a variety of dishes (> I’m must admit that the ‘kapenta’ served to us prisoners tastes fairly good, in fact the lunch is surprisingly fine – I did not expect this at all!).
Later at around 15:15 hours I’m called to the office of Mr. Bwalya (Police-Officer, Kasama-Police, my arresting-officer) because Mr. Bwalya wants to question me (> questioning, interrogation) about the ‘obscene’ pornographic material that the painstakingly working police did find on the hard-drive of my acer-laptop-computer.
There are other witnesses present at this police-interrogation lead by Mr. Bwalya. A female colleague of Mr. Bwalya and a female employee of ‘Legal Aid Board Kasama’ are as well present in the office of Mr. Bwalya at that moment.
I should not miss to describe this police-interrogation as it is in itself important but as well in another sense noteworthy, you should be aware of the level of the conversation…!
The following is the content of what I did tell to the police-officer Mr.Bwalya during the interrogation: > Police-Interrogation, Kasama-Police, Zambia :
As I did already mention the affair took place a year earlier in August 2012, when I was for the first time in Kasama. Last Summer 2012 I did undertake a big Africa-journey; I started my trip in Lilongwe (Malawi) from where I did travel in direction Lusaka (Zambia); from Lusaka I traveled along the Great Road North (major road in Zambia leading from Lusaka to the border-town Nakonde, entry-point to Tanzania) to the city ‘Kasama’ where I did make a break in my great but exhausting trip. I can remember that I did stay in Kasama while the great nation of Zambia was celebrating the ‘National Farmers Day 2012’. I did stay for about 8 days in Kasama in the first half of August 2012.
I did stay in the fairly nice hostel/hotel ‘LaRue’, from where it’s only about 100m to the night-club ‘Jonko’. In the evening of my first day in Kasama I went to this night-club ‘Jonko’ at about 22:30 hours. I did play ‘pool’ with some friendly local people. Suddenly a good looking young (maybe 20 years of age) black girl/woman comes to stand next to me while I was awaiting to play my part in the game ‘pool’, I was standing at a bar-table. The pretty lady and me we did immediately start to chat with each other, and I did invite her to drink a beer, what she did accept with a smile. After terminating playing ‘pool’ the good looking young woman (I do not recall her name) and I we went next door (to another room, but still the same night-club) to the dance-club, because we wanted to dance for a while. As you might understand I did later invite the attractive lady to come to my hotel and she did accept this with a sympathetic smile – of course you are aware that she is a prostitute. We start to talk about having sex together and how much money that I must pay to her. She accepts my offer (if I can remember correctly it was about 40 USD) and we start to kiss and to undress while lying on the bed in the hotel-room of the hotel ‘LaRue’ (Kasama). Then after a while she lies on the pillow that is supported by the wall and I stand next to her. We start to have/do ‘oral-sex’ (-> you must know that in this moment of the interrogation the police-officer interrupts my testimony and he says that ‘oral-sex’ means : talking about ‘sex’ !! The other persons (=2 woman) in the office and myself we must start to smile/laugh about this objection made by the police-officer, and I repeat that after my understanding ‘oral-sex’ means, …well I think I do not have to describe this more clearly (in details) as all of you certainly know what the meaning of the word ‘oral-sex’ is – or not!?). But during this first ‘sex-meeting’ with my attractive black lady we (> I) did not do any filming of the sex-scene with my ‘canon-A1400’, nor did I take any sexy photos. It was just having sex as ‘usual’, with no additional entertainment like filming yourself while having sex, or others…! Then the lady goes to the shower where she takes a short bath. After dressing again the young prostitute takes the money and she leaves the room together with me, as I do accompany her out of the hotel and I help her to organize a taxi. She tells me that she will now go home. It’s about 02:00 hours in the morning. We arrange that I will call her the next day, as I want to meet her again. I think I liked to stay together with her…!