25 October 2011

Tsumo - Shumo

Rushavashava rune zizi
kwarafamba rinonzi muroyi.

It is the owl's bad luck to be called a witch wherever it goes.

An unfortunate fellow will always be blamed when something goes wrong, even when he is not responsible. An innocent person will quote the proverb in self-defence against those who accuse of a crime.

-- Shona Proverb
From Tsumo - Shumo by Mordikai A. Hamutyinei and Albert B. Plangger

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