Date:28 November 2021 - By: Bernard Chiguvare
Corruption is an epidemic that seriously affects people’s lives. Companies, as well as government officials, are often caught on the wrong side of the law. Fhatuwani Mudzunga, a resident of Tshivhulana village in Sibasa, was only 15 years old when he first noted how people from his area were conned by ‘contacts’ into paying a certain amount to secure a job, but at the end they never got hired.
Mudzunga (31) also fell victim to one of these scammers. He was told that if he paid R1 000, he would get a job. He paid but was never employed. This nasty experience prompted Mudzunga to write it down. “Our government is failing to curb corruption, so I thought maybe if I wrote a book about it, the readers could take a leaf from it,” he said.
His book, titled Vho lima dzunde vha kana misho, means ‘do not pay or engage in sex to be hired for a job’. Mudzunga spent two and half years writing this book, which aims to make readers aware of corruption in workplaces.
When his father passed away in 2008, Mudzunga struggled with his studies. His mother worked as a packer at a shop in Thohoyandou, but their difficult circumstances did not stop him from pursuing his education. In 2019, he obtained a certificate in Criminal Justice from the University of South Africa. The following year (2020) he started studying for a degree in Education with the University of South Africa.
Mudzunga believes that his book is very informative. For more information on it, call Fhatuwani on 082 585 2414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fhatuwani Mudzunga shines a light on corruption in the workplace in his book Vho lima dzunde vha kana misho. Photo supplied.
By: Bernard Chiguvare
Bernard Chiguvare is a Zimbabwean-born journalist. He writes mainly for the online publication, Groundup.