HARARE'S streets were bustling with people hurrying home after a hard work's day. The traffic jam made it impossible for motorist to move from point A to B. Every peak hour is now turning Harare into a traffic jungle. In fact, it is no longer an hour, but hours which can even start at mid-afternoon on busy days like Fridays.
One is left to wonder whether all motorists have passed the driving test as they all exhibit jungle driving.
It no longer matters if the traffic lights are working or not, lawlessness is becoming the order of the day.
How does a licensed driver justify blocking a road when he fully knows that he will not clear the hurdle before the traffic light changes? Such has become part of sunset driving in Harare. Street vendors are not to be outdone. They cover the little space that remains on the pavement with their wares as if they own the city.
The empty spaces left have since been taken over by the mall preachers who scream until their voices are hoarse proclaiming the "kingdom to come".
Their teachings are well choreographed to make the listener guilty and part with the last dollar in support of "God's Kingdom".
Street children are visibly tired by now and are grouped at traffic intersections planning the evening.
Although city is trendy and classy the latter's life is a far cry from the glitz and glamour of the city.
Surely, living in the city centre for the street children is no joke.
By Cathrine Murombedzi
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