IN THE the bustling chaos of Sausage International Airport in Zambia, a most extraordinary event unfolded, blurring the lines between reality and enchantment.
A shipment of 600 prized gold bars, destined for foreign lands, stood at the heart of the spectacle. Yet, as if swayed by some magical spell, these bars of gold were transformed into the mischievous ilomba, ancient tree spirits that giggled and danced in the air.
Airport officials and staff stared in disbelief. “Is this some kind of spell? Gold turning into spirits?” they exclaimed, pointing at the ethereal beings swirling overhead.
Local law enforcers arrived on the scene, faces drained of color. “Witchcraft or not, this isn’t your everyday police operation!” quipped one officer as the ilomba playfully danced around the bewildered authorities.
The ilomba’s enchanting performance grew more intricate, captivating the onlookers. Airport staff and officials gaped as the spirits formed circles and twirled like otherworldly ballerinas. “This is madness!” cried one official, while anothers wondered if they were witnessing a ghostly conga line.
As chaos reigned, a new twist of magic seized attention. A suitcase, labeled “$7M USD,” opened to reveal a cascade of ZIM dollar notes fluttering like confetti. The once well-organized airport now resembled a currency whirlwind, with officials scrambling to collect the fluttering ZIM dollar notes.
“Rainbow currency!” someone exclaimed, snatching at a bill as if catching a butterfly.
Law enforcers, who were more accustomed to handling criminals than supernatural events, exchanged incredulous glances. “I signed up for crime-fighting, not chasing enchanted notes!” exclaimed an officer, his expression a mix of frustration and disbelief.
Above the chaos, the ilomba orchestrated a final act. With a twirl and a shimmer, they vanished into the sky, leaving behind a rainbow of magical energy. The airport’s bewildered crowd watched as the spirits faded from view, the air returning to its usual buzz.
And so, as the ilomba disappeared and the ZIM dollar notes scattered like wishes on the wind, Sausage International Airport had witnessed a day that would go down in history. The ordinary had transformed into the extraordinary, leaving the witnesses with tales of enchantment and bewilderment.
“I’ve seen it all now!” one law enforcer declared with a shake of his head, summarizing the sentiment of all who had witnessed the peculiar and magical events of that day.
Kalemba August 15, 2023