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Life as a call boy

SAVIOUR Mwale. PICTURE: ALVIN CHIINGA

ALVIN CHIINGA, Lusaka
IT IS about 05:00 hours in Lusaka. The city is just waking up and quickly getting entangled in the hustle and bustle of city life.
Bus touts (better known as call boys on Zambian streets) and traders are usually the earliest birds.
Some women are usually spotted jostling to get to the city’s largest market, Soweto, during this time. By and large they get to this market to buy merchandise, mainly vegetables to re-sell.
They re-sell the vegetables at their small stalls (tutembas) and stands at several markets in townships dotted around the city.
This is usually more pronounced in high-density areas. The yelling by call boys (also referred to as ng’wang’wazis) trying to get passengers to board their buses headed to town stands out among other activities in the early mornings.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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