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When I grow up I want to be like Khupe

When I grow up I want to be like Khupe with starving policemen and soldiers braving the cold of June and the risk of Covid-19 to go and get me a house named after someone I refused to talk to when he was alive.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Thokozani Khupe at the Zanu PF leader's farm in Kwekwe
President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Thokozani Khupe at the Zanu PF leader’s farm in Kwekwe

When I grow up I want to be like Khupe with a Speaker of Parliament who will allow me to recall another party’s MPs.

When I grow up I want to be like Khupe with a Court that will give me reigns to a party I opposed at elections.

When I grow up I want to be like Khupe, to be the most powerful female politician in opposition with just 50k votes and 2 seats in parliament.

When I grow up I want to be like Khupe with charm to mesmerize Prof Madhuku into abandoning the struggle.

When I grow up I want to be like Khupe with the warmth to make a crocodile smile even though I fight with its wife.

When I grow up I want to be like Khupe with strength to summon aid from the dead.

Alas, I can never be Khupe I am just a mere mortal. All I am is a struggling and scared Zimbabwean who can only watch and tweet.

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