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.