Kuverenga mombe nedzisipo, kuverenga nemiswe.


When counting cattle, counting those that are elsewhere is counting tails as well.


In communities that practise livestock herding, sometimes animals go missing as they are pastured. It is common practice, therefore, to take stock by counting the animals when they return to their enclosures.


One who places reliance on things that are uncertain runs the risk of disappointment when the outcome turns out unfavorably.

Similar Proverbs

1. Kurava mambudzi ari kumwe, kurava namapapata.

2. Kurava mbudzi nedzisipo, kurava nedzava matoo.