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A PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY LIMPING FATHER TRYING TO RAISE A FAMILY IN A FOREIGN LAND: MR. LETHUKUTHULA NKOMO

"Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
Franklin D. Roosevelt


I worked in big retail shops in South Africa for 10 years. I worked with many young men coming from, or born of parents coming from my country of birth -- Zimbabwe.Currently, I am working with a young man whose parents hail from my country. He was born in Zimbabwe 23 years ago.His father is alive but he hasn't met him in person. His father is said to have migrated to the United Kingdom. Most, if not all, of these young boys I have worked with have one thing in common: they were brought up either by their single mothers or by their grandparents.


In the early to mid 70s the Black revolutionary parties decided to engage the colonial governments through violent means in the Southern African regions as a way to coerce them to seriously consider their demands for democracy or majority rule/government. Many young people, especially men, wer…