Chilly, clearly indoors-type of Saturday. I find myself toying around with the world of words; putting them on paper and trying to render them into a readable format. I believe to be found on

Exciting opportunity. But I still require lots of practice!!
No easy jaunt, not at all!


LAKA Media and Communications CC (What has been! What remains…)

Brothers and sisters, I have not achieved yet, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead…” (Philippians 3:13)


Lawrence Kamwi

Consultant: LAKA Media and Communications CC

Born 1965

Previous positions:

May 2017 – LAKA Media and Communications CC

2014 – 2017 Permanent Secretary at the Public Service Commission, Zimbabwe.

2001 – 2014 Principal Private Secretary to the President, Zimbabwe.

1997 – 2001 Director Presidential Affairs (a. Head of First Lady’s Office; b. Handling appeals addressed to the President), Zimbabwe.

1995 – 1997 Principal Press Secretary to the President / Acting Director of Information, Zimbabwe.

1989 – 1995 Journalist, Bureau Chief, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.


* BA Honours (English), University of Zimbabwe,

  • Certificate in Public Relations, University of Cape Town.
  • Certificate in Effective Interpersonal Communications in Organizations, Royal Institute of Public Administration, London.
  • Certificate in TV Journalism, International Institute for Journalists, Berlin.

Other Assignments:

  • Personal Assistant, Zimbabwe Children’s Rehabilitation Trust (later Grace Mugabe Foundation).
  • Part-time Lecturer, English Literature, Foundation College, Bulawayo.

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Twitter:  @lawrencekamwi1


I love the long and imaginative stretch of American words.

Today’s word: PROTECTEE!

Sounds like our so-called free Africa running back to yesterday’s racist settler colonialists for advice on what needs to be done to “liberate” Africa again! What went wrong? Where, how and why do our liberation struggles fail so dismally in their delivery? Are MY people beyond redemption?

I must revisit my point! We need new thought leaders. Urgently. Without that, black Africa is a crying shame.

About Yesterday!



“Write it on your heart / that every day is the best in the year. He who is rich owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it / You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

The new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations / to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Commendable Action for the Children. A luta continua!

I began today with a quick scan of issues affecting children and the youth. While the examples which follow are in no way exhaustive, I am happy to see that the effort to promote the sustainable development of children is in full throttle. Kudos to for compiling the stories. We are not there yet; but the promise that various countries are keenly aware of the challenges of children’s development is heartwarming.


Protecting Who? Play it again, The Namibian…

I read a newspaper story yesterday. From the courts. An assault case.

Sadly, the story gives virtually all the names of the people involved. Including the name(s) of the innocent. Here is how.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN) general secretary Peter Khariseb appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on charges of assaulting his stepson.

According to court documents, Khariseb (52) assaulted his stepson, WHOSE NAME CANNOT REVEALED (16) (sic) on 15 June at his home by whipping him with a sjambok and beating him with fists and open hands with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The next day, on 16 June, the VICTIM’S FATHER, Lucky Brinkman, laid a charge of assault against Khariseb with the police….

On Friday, Brinkman did not oppose bail for Khariseb provided that the pastor stays away from his son….

According to a source close to the family, the BOY, WHO IS A GRADE 10 PUPIL, APPARENTLY CAME HOME LATE ON THE EVENING OF 15 June…..


I am lost. Has the paper really protected the teenager?


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