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Explore summaries of knowledge on the culture, customs, and traditions of Zimbabwean people.

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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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