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The Bhundu Boys: Hip Hip Harare

Mark Sinker, New Musical Express, 10 October 1987

The small man with the enormous moustache who examines passengers' bags for terrorist devices at the Air Ethiopia check-in desk has a problem. Every time a traveller, potential bomber or not, tells him their destination is Zimbabwe, he nods. "Ah, yes," he says, peering at them myopically through his window-pane spectacles, "Ah, yes, Rhodesia." If they say they're flying to Harare, he smiles: "Of course, of course, Salisbury."

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