Zimbabwean striker Malajila stuck in Libya
Zimbabwean striker Cuthbert Malajila, who is on a six-month loan deal with Libyan side Al-Akdhar from Tunisian giants Club African, has sent a desperate signal for help saying he is stuck in his flat, in the Libyan town of al Bayda.
al Bayda is about 800km outside the capital Tripoli where protesters are demanding an end to the regime of Col Muammar Gaddafi. Unfortunately no one has come to rescue Malajila in the past week while his team mates are said to have already fled to Tunisia.
Despite assurances by his manager Gibson Mahachi that Malajila was safe, the former Highlanders, Dynamos and Chapungu striker insists the situation has deteriorated rapidly and the only thing on his mind right now was how to find a way out of Libya and fly back home.
“Things are not well here. Right now it is has become serious and I just don’t know what to do. I have been indoors for the past five days. I am spending time sleeping. Yes, I have food, but honestly how can you eat with gunshots ringing outside?
“I don’t really know what is really happening outside but all I know is that there is violence. I don’t even know the extent of the protests in this town because I cannot go out and there is no one to tell you anything. Usually this is a small and quiet town. But now all you can hear are gunshots.
“I’m all alone in this with a few phone calls from home here and there when the phone network is working because at times it will be down and there is no connection,” said Malajila.