Tembo-Shumba Samaita clan poem

The totemic animal Tembo-Shumba, a cross between a zebra and a lion, is a mythical creature. Tembo-Shumba (‘Zebra-Lion’) is the totem of the present day Mutasa people. Nhetembo yedzinza: Tembo-Shumba Samaita Mwaita Mbizi, Mwaita Chiwara, Njuma yerenje, Mashongera, Hekani vene veChirovarova, Vakabva Marenje, Thank you Zebra, Thank you Chiwara, Hornless beast of the wilderness, Adorned One, Thank you masters of Chirovarova, … Read more


Bedside clock

AM Period just before dawn Mashambanzou –  These are the ‘wee hours’ of the morning. Elephants are known to be very prone to skin parasites. They use mud and dust baths to try and get rid of them, as well as to cool off. Dawn Rufuramhembwe – It is the time of weak sunlight – sunlight … Read more