From South Africa’s Sunday Times, September 3, 2017.

One can never be too careful! Men or women?


Up at 0150 hours – Inspiration

“Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You are at least decent to your own children. So dont you the God who conceived you in love will be even better?

The Message (MSG Matthew 7: 7-11)

Clutching my Crutches!



IMG_1180Is that right? Is it correct? I have been spending time on the art of using crutches. For about two months now.

I was getting the hang of it, becoming more confident with each outing. I looked back to how I pitied anyone I saw using the crutches. I believed they must be a great source of pain.

I know better now. With a physiotherapist’s help, the addition and use of two legs is manageable; relatively painless. But, yes, it does involve a degree of inconvenience.

My bigger fight is with a friend who insists that I am calling my two additional legs wrongly. They are “clutches” he says. Are they?

As you take on this minor intrusion on your day, allow me, to share moments that I could not stop laughing over. I hope you will enjoy them.

Communication must always be right.

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 the First Lady’s Office; b. Handling petitions 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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