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The tale of Kirsty Coventry

IT was so humbling to see the daughter of a white farmer hoist the Zimbabwean flag so high. It was a hearty moment for all of us including the most equal of all comrades.



s-serif”>It suddenly dawned on me that she too traces back to the same ancestry as the Bennett and the Olds families – the ancestry of “thieves and murderers” who brought not a single grain of sand to the land whose flag she flew high on August 20.


Of course she can’t do anything about the “soil” in Zimbabwe but she managed to do something for the country in Athens. Through this, she can claim a place in our hearts if not at our Heroes’ Acre.


Silent Tayaura,

UK

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