Mudzimu wemvana, kuroorwa ikarambwa.

Word Definitions

mvana: unmarried woman who has borne a child/ woman past marriageable age
mudzimu: ancestral spirit


It’s her ancestral spirits, for an old maid to be divorced after finally getting married.


In indigenous religion, the Shona people believe that their ancestral spirits have a supernatural influence on their lives, such as deciding their fate.


When one is already struggling to get something, sometimes any chance of a positive turn in fortunes just slips.