Last week, Chief Kazingist was in Balaka, not for a meeting at Nsanje Lalanje at Balaka Chibuku Tavern, but personal business.
And the chief man of the skirt was busy that day. He first went to Chendausiku to meet an old area coordinator who wanted some money for New Year celebrations.
Her CV showed that she was a good coordinator who followed all four cornerstones of obedience, discipline, availability and hard work, when on duty.
After an hour of chatting, the former area coordinator asked Chief Kazingist whether she could become a full coordinator for Balaka and he advised her to write an application letter and include a latest CV.
Chief Kazingist then left for Manjawira. This is another amazing place where meat is available like sand. The chief man of the skirt went to a place where they were selling kanyenya. Before he bought anything, a man touched him at the back and called him aside.
“I hope you know the type of meat you are eating,” said the man.
“It should be beef because that is what is being sold here,” replied Chief Kazingist.
“My friend, do not take it for granted that when you go to bed, you will rise the following day. Never ever tell someone ‘see you tomorrow’ as if you know tomorrow will come for you.”
“What do you mean?”
“What I am saying is that if you see the head of a goat, it does not necessarily mean that they are frying goat meat. I thought you are the ones who wrote about someone who was frying dog meat?”
Chief Kazingist remembered the story. He then went to the butcher, bought half kilogramme of beef and asked someone to roast it. With two bottles of beer, he was complete.
After taking the beer and meat, the chief man of the skirt left for Balaka Market. This is a popular place with liver and he wanted to have some. He did not care about what type of liver he would find, so long it was liver.
Chief Kazingist found some truck drivers also salivating for the same and he had to wait for his turn. After finishing, he then left for the final destination- Masambabise at the boma.
This place is usually full but there were about four men and many were coordinators. Chief Kazingist ordered beer and went outside to sit on a crate. One coordinator followed him.
“We have reduced our fares, so please spread the message,” she said.
“Why did you do that?” Asked Chief Kazingist.
“It is about demand and supply. When there are many coordinators but few men, fares have to go down,” she said.
Chief Kazingist was surprised with the way the coordinator understood economics. n