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17 February 2014


NAMA 2014 Theme:

“Unite, Excite and Educate”

(Report By WIN-Zimbabwe)

Rising Star: Jah Prayzah, real name Mukudzei Mukombe, captured here performing at the 13th NAMA Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 15, 2014, in Bulawayo. He walked away with four NAMA awards.

Irreverent artistic content condemned

Art represents the culture of a people and therefore it should convey an important message to the people, said the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Andrew Langa, when he presented his keynote speech at the 2014 NAMA Awards ceremony held on February 15 in Bulawayo.
The charming ceremony took place at the Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel under the theme ‘Unite, Excite and Educate’.
The Minister castigated artists, particularly the new generation of musicians, who have churned out profane lyrics which do not bequeath any sense of culture to posterity.
His call comes at a time when the country has witnessed a spate of anti-cultural, computerized musical potboilers which are being produced by some new musicians. 
“I would like to emphasize on the content that the creative arts, especially music, need to bring to the populace of our country. While the music arrangements in our creations are improving, the same cannot be said about the content. This is a challenge that I am making to you musicians,” said Langa.
He encouraged the upcoming musicians to dig into the wealth of Zimbabwean culture and send to the world the right message that depicts who we are instead of making “unnecessary noise”.
“We want you musicians to depict what builds our country Zimbabwe. That is why government created the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture. Zimbabwe has a rich culture and heritage that safeguards who we are,” he said.
Minister Langa also took the opportunity to advise gospel musicians whom he said have a great role to play in the promotion of ubuntuism because religion falls under culture.
Making reference to the recent fall of some local churchmen, Langa condemned churches which are taking advantage of vulnerable women.
“Most people go to church with problems which they need solved by you pastors and preachers but because you know they are vulnerable, you make them your wives. Government will heavily descend on you,” he said.
Meanwhile, artists Olivia Charamba and Enock Chihombori, who won the Outstanding Female Musician and Outstanding Screen Production (full length film) awards respectively, in their brief touching speeches, implored the Minister to take stern measures against piracy which has impoverished the arts industry.
Celebrated crooner Dorothy Masuku, who gave a superb performance at the NAMA ceremony, also requested the Minister to consider coming up with a special event to honor and celebrate the country’s departed great musicians such as Safirio Madzikatire, Chiwoniso Maraire, Leonard Dembo and others.
This year’s National Arts Merit Awards (13th Edition) saw each winner taking home a trophy, certificate, cash prize and different vouchers while nominees were presented with certificates. According to the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, the annual Awards, established in 2002, aim to reward excelling artists to stimulate more interest in the arts and raise the profile of creators. The Awards, among other objectives, hope to confirm the arts and cultural industries as capable of improving the status and quality of life of practitioners.

WIN-Zim Bags Home Second NAMA Nomination

Writers International Network Zimbabwe reached the nomination stage again at the recently concluded 2014 NAMA Awards, thus making it a second successive national recognition.
The WIN blog was nominated last year and this year for the Outstanding Online Media award (Media category) which has been scooped, also successively, by the Zimbo Jam.
The blog, created in 2010, among other websites such as award-winning Zimbo Jam, Panorama, and various other local arts and culture blogs, have made a convincing testimony that the internet is a critical tool, an enabler, in the development of our arts and culture.
Emmanuel Sigauke, writer and WIN Board member, congratulated WIN. He said, “The nominations are a sign that people are recognizing the important role the organization is playing. That’s already a winning spirit. Keep doing what you are doing.”
WIN members were strong enough to value the nominations as additional encouragement for the association to keep aiming high.
Alois Sagota aka Sagota Sagota said the NAMAs are good and promotional because they are held annually.
Another member in Kadoma, Tendai Chinhoro, said, “While we have not been able to win the award, the nominations have been helpful to some extent in marketing WIN-Zim.”

Mabasa Honors Charles Mungoshi

Writer Ignatius Mabasa (above) posing with his NAMA trophy after winning the Outstanding Fiction Book Award

Writer Ignatius Mabasa is humbled for having been included in the same category with one of Zimbabwe’s great writer Charles Mungoshi.
Mabasa’s Imbwa YeMunhu and Charles Mungoshi’s Branching Streams Flow in the Dark emerged as co-winners of the Outstanding Fiction Book Award.
In a brief interview after receiving the award, Mabasa said being nominated in the same category with Charles Mungoshi for NAMA was something that made him hate the concept of competition.
“How could I compete with Charles Mungoshi – one of my mentors and seniors? I felt I shouldn’t have submitted my work for consideration. My winning came as a big surprise. I am still surprised but I also feel I have been validated and given due recognition by Zimbabwe which means I no longer consider myself an underdog in Zimbabwean literature. I can now sit padare nevakuru (dine with the elders) and talk about literature and what needs to be done!” said Mabasa.
Farayi Mungoshi (above) represented his father Charles Mungoshi
Charles Mungoshi needs no introduction in local, regional and international literary circles, having so far produced about twelve books, some of them winners of prestigious awards. Waiting for the Rain and the classic Ndiko Kupindana Kwemazuva won the International PEN Award. The Setting Sun and the Rolling World won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region) and was a New York Times Book of the Year. Stories from a Shona Childhood scooped the NOMA Award and is also one of Africa 100 Best Books.
Walking Still which came out in 1997 won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region).
The recent NAMA Award which the veteran author has earned has come with revived hope that the book could actually become a school set text.
The author’s son Farayi Mungoshi, who represented him at the NAMA Awards, told WIN that it is encouraging that the book has gained local recognition before the publisher has even started looking for a wider market beyond the borders of our country.
“It has given confidence to the family (who published the book under their family stable called Mungoshi Press). It is the first book we have published on our own with the support from outside and it is performing very well,” said Farayi. 
Still with the 2014 NAMA Awards literary category, the Outstanding First Creative Published Work award was won by Solomon Mwapangidza for his debut book Rebel Soldier. Rebel Soldier  was published by AuthorHouse (UK) and is currently available online on as well as directly from the publisher.
 Fortune Tazvivinga grabbed the Outstanding Children’s Book award for her book The River God Unyaminyami.
NoViolet Bulawayo’s debut We Need New Names which has received wider appreciation earned Special Mention in the Literary Awards category.
Fortune Tazvivinga (above) won the Outstanding Children’s Book

Below are the rest of the winners in different categories:
Dance Awards
Outstanding Group – 8 Count Dance Crew
Outstanding Female Dancer – Maylene Chenjerai of Tumbuka Dance Company
Outstanding Male Dancer – Peter Lenso of Tumbuka Dance Company
Outstanding Choreographer – Sean George Mabwere of Rolex Dance Crew
Visual Arts Awards
Outstanding Mix Media – Nhapwasikana by Forbes Mushipe
Outstanding 2 Dimensional Work – House of Stone by Webster Mubayirenyi
Outstanding 3 Dimensional Work - Indigenization by Israel Israel
Spoken Word Awards
Outstanding Comedian – Simba Kakora aka Simba the Comic King
Outstanding Poet – Obert Dube
Theatre/Drama Awards
Outstanding Actress – Nyaradzo Nhongonhema in Pub Stories
Outstanding Actor – Tafadzwa Hananda in Pub Stories & Half Empty Half Full
Outstanding Theatrical Production – Half Empty Half Full (Savannah Trust)
Outstanding Director – Ryan Lawrence and Peter John Smith (The Woman in Black)
Media Awards
Outstanding Journalist (Print) – Shamiso Yikoniko of the Sunday Mail
Outstanding Journalist (Television) – Sifiso Mpofu of ZBC
Outstanding Journalist (Radio) – Problem Masau of Star FM

Outstanding Online Media - Zimbo Jam
Film and Television Awards
Outstanding Actor – Nash Mphepho in Decoder
Outstanding Actress- Eunice Tava in Sinners
Outstanding Music Video – Mwanasikana by Willard Magombedze featuring Jah Prayzah
Outstanding Screen Production (Full length film) – Gringo the Trouble Maker by Enoch Chihombori
Outstanding Screen Production (Short Film) – Decoder by Jasen Mphepho
Outstanding Screen Production (TV) – No nominees, no winner
Music Awards
Outstanding Female Musician – Olivia Charamba
Outstanding Male Musician – Jah Prayzah
Outstanding Album – Jah Prayzah
Outstanding Song – Jah Prayzah
Special Awards
Promoter of the Year – Divine Assignment
Arts Personality Award – Oliver Mtukudzi
Arts Service Award- Intwasa
People’s Choice Award – Jah Prayzah

We say congratulations to the 2014 winners!

WIN Newsletter, Issue No 75 coming soon….

14 February 2014

Next Issue Coming Soon...

One of WIN-Zim's Greatest Moments of 2013

Writer Aaron Chiundura Moyo surrounded by students from different school writers' clubs at the official launch of the Epworth Community Outreach Programme last year

WIN Newsletter, Issue No 75 is coming soon....

06 February 2014

WIN-Zim Earns 2014 NAMA Awards Nomination



Outstanding Online Media

The nominees are:
  • Zimbojam
  • Writers International Network (WIN)
  • Panorama
The rest of the nominees in different categories can be found here:

01 February 2014

WIN Newsletter, Issue No 74


A pupil from Makomo Primary School, Epworth, performing his poem at the official launch of the Epworth Community Outreach Programme last year. The launch took place at Domboramwari High, Epworth

WELCOME to our first newsletter of 2014, being the 74th issue. Hopefully you are all well and writing. 2013 was a year in its own class indeed, with various literary activities happening around the country. Book launches, writers' meetings, book fairs, outreaches, etc. And your support was overwhelming. We would like to thank our sponsors of the Epworth Community Outreach Programme, the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust (in partnership with Sweden), for making it happen in Epworth. We are proud to say we now have a Branch in Epworth with a very supportive Committee. The Outreach continues.... WIN wishes to make up for the postponed writing skills training workshop with a two-day workshop that will, as we announced last year, include novel writing. Winners of the 2013 WIN Short Story Writing Competition will also be awarded with prizes at a ceremony to be announced in due course. Manuscript assessment has been prioritized this year as the basis for WIN's vision of a Publishing Unit that will transform aspiring writers' dreams into reality. We cannot, as a country, afford to lose literary talent as writers are 'surgeons' of society. We also haven't forgotten our '4 in 1' Poerty Anthology. We now only accept poems in Ndebele and Tonga as there were few submissions in these mother languages. In this issue we have introduced a new column The Youth Perspective to give a voice to young people who wish to share observations they make in life through writing. The trailblazer for this column is Mimi Machakaire, a very enthusiatic young writer. Please do enjoy!   

Evelyn Chiradza presenting a poem at a WIN meeting last year at the the National Art Gallery

Sixteen year old aspiring writer Evelyn Chiradza from Glen View 2 High Writers Club has so far graced the two editions of the WIN Short Story Writing Competition as a winner.
In the inaugural 2012 Competition Evelyn won 3rd Prize in the Shona Category for her short story titled Zuva Randisingakanganwe. 
Last year, she won 2nd Prize in the Junior Category for her story Nguruve Yakazvikanga Nemafuta Ayo which is published below.
Together with fellow club members Evelyn has poems and short stories published in booklets produced from a writing skills training workshop conducted by Centre for Development of Women and Children in collaboration with WIN-Zimbabwe.

Nguruve yakazvikanga nemafuta ayo
Na Evelyn Chiradza, Glen View 2 High, Harare

Waiva musi wa27 Kubvumbi 2013.
VaZimunya vakamuka runyanhiriri kugadzirira kunokohwa twubage twavo twavainge vasiya nezuro wezuva iri.
“Rega ndibve ndangomubikira svutugadzike ndingoisira imomo, wavakuda kurebesa muswe mhani!” VaZimunya vakadaro apo vainge votogumha chikuni chaiva muchoto kuti vabatidze moto wekubikisa svutu yavaitaura iyi.
Vakabika svutugadzike yavo nechimbichimbi. Apa mvura painge yopisa vaitotswanya-tswanya midzi yavainge vatotsvaga kare. Pachokwadi hama dzangu shirikadzi yainge yoda kuuraya muroora, mukadzi wemwanakomana wayo. Vakaita izvi pasina avaona nekuti zuva rainge risati rakwazisana nenyika. Muroora wavo Manyoni ainge atomukawo kare ari kwake kudhanduru achinetsana nezvirukwa zvake zvaairuka.
VaZimunya vaipfuura nepamberi pemba yaiva inaManyoni. Sezvo Manyoni aive akati zarurei musuwo, aitoona kuuya kwavamwene vake.
“Mangwanani Amai,” Manyoni akadaro achipfugama kuratidza kuti aive abva kuvanhu.
Semunhu ainyepera rudo netsika VaZimunya vakapfugamawo.
“Tamuka mamukawo muroora, ko chando hamuchinzwe here  zvamusina juzi kana kufuga chari zvayo?”
“Regai ndipfeke juzi chokwadi amai, chando chatondipinda. Dai Memory amuka atombondidziisira svutugadzike,” akadaro Manyoni. Apokaapo hama dzangu ndizvo chaizvo zvaikwenyerwa mhuno nekasiyanwa naVaZimunya.
“Zvoga here muroora? Ndabvira kare zvangu kunzwa kuti wamuka nemushina wako uyu wange uchitinhira ndatenge ndabika kare tea mugonwa.”
Manyoni akabva atanga kutenda achiombera,”Iii maita zvenyu amai, regai ndipedzise chirukwa chino nditononwa.”
VaZimunya vakabva vasimuka voenda vachisekerera vachiti zvavo zvainge zvaita. Zino irema chokwadi.
Dai VaZimunya vaive vasina godo, daka rese iri pangadai pasina. Pasina chinguva Manyoni akabva aswededza svutugadzike yake pedyo nemoto. Paakazopedza chirukwa chake akaona kuti zuva rainge ramhanya achibva angotora svutugadzike ndiye hutu akananga kumunda kwaive navamwene vake.
VaZimunya semunhu ainge ave nenzara vakainwira zvekuenda. Vapedza vakabva vazembera badza negokora ndokuti, “Manwa here nhai Manyoni?”
“Hongu Amai maita zvenyu. Ndange ndafa nechando,”Manyoni akareva nhema.
VaZimunya vakabva vaenda kwavainge vasiira ndima yavo uyuwo Manyoni akabva adzokera kunosuka ndiro achiti aizodzoka kana apedza.
Nenguva isipi kusunga kwemudumbu pamwe nekumira moyo kwakanzwikwa naVaZimunya. Vakatadza nokudaidzira rubatsiro chairwo nekuda kwemarwadzo. Zvino vainge voti kurutsa, kuzvimba dumbu nekutanga kuumburuka mumhukuti imomo. Nenguva diki shirikadzi yakarisiya rakacheka nyika.
 Manyoni apedza twubasa twake pamba akabva ati kuna Memory, “Rega ndichienda kumunda kunobatsira vamwene. Iwe Memory mwanangu chisara uchibika sadza tinodzoka zvino zvino tave nenzara zimhandara.”
Manyoni akapedza kutaura mashoko aya atove munzira.
Asati arova nhanho iwe, akaona tsvukukuviri asi hazvina kumbomutyisa. Ava mudundura pedyo nemunda waive navamwene vake, hana yake yakatanga kurova. Paakasimudza meso ake achipinda mumunda akaona haanoi mashura amai vainge vatogunduruka. Zvakamunetsa chaizvo kuti chii chainge chaiitika. Akashaya pekubata apo akaona changove chando muviri wavamwene vake. Akambofunga kuti airota asi akaona chiri chokwadi chaiva mumeso achibva atanga kuzhambatata.
“Amai kani, chiiko chakudyai?”
Pasina chinguva ruzhinji rwakange rwatekeshera kare kubvunzurudzwa kwaManyoni kukavepo asi Manyoni akavaudza kuti ainge asina chigumbu navamwene vake.


By Beaven Tapureta
(Article first appeared in the online Panorama Magazine on January 28, 2014)

Musaemura Zimunya, ZIBF Executive Board Chairperson

Following recommendations made last year by writers to have a whole conference devoted to indigenous languages and knowledge systems in Africa, the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) has responded.
The 2014 theme is: “Indigenous Languages, Literature, Art and Knowledge Systems of Africa”.
Writers who attended last year’s ZIBF Writers Workshop raised a heated and prolonged debate on indigenous languages and recommended that ZIBF considers providing a whole conference devoted to the topic.
Musaemura Zimunya, the ZIBF Executive Board Chairperson, said the theme had been built around factors among which included “the compelling indications” from the ZIBF 2013 Writers Workshop regarding the urgency to recognize African languages, literatures and art forms as creative media and repositories of knowledge systems deserving as much attention as languages and literatures conveyed in English and other Western languages.
Author Ignatius Tirivangani Mabasa triggered an engaging discussion on mother languages when he presented his paper titled “Behind my Children’s stories” during the Writers’ Workshop which focused on writing for children.
He uses modernised folklore to create stories which children can easily identify with without losing the essence that develops them into responsible adults.
Other writers questioned the suitability of modernised folklore which, they said, may not appeal to rural children.
Mabasa’s argument is that he attempts to respond to social changes and accused educationists of conspiring to destroy mother languages by making it difficult at school.

Students have shunned local languages at high school citing them as complex subjects. Mabasa used his award-winning book Mapenzi which was also a prescribed school text at Advanced Level.
At the same workshop which was attended by published and unpublished writers, renowned writer and actor Aaron Chiundura-Moyo questioned why the Curriculum Development Unit penalises students who respond to examination questions in their own dialects. Dialects, he said, should be recognized at final school examinations.
According to Zimunya, factors that contributed to this year’s theme include, among others, limited time the 2013 Indaba Conference allocated to important deliberations on African languages, literatures, heritage and knowledge systems,   and patterns and benefits of the use of African medicines and the dangers of losing valuable health practices due to prejudice and official neglect and the timely movement to beneficiate African heritages through the tourism economy.
Following the announcement of this year’s theme, Zimunya said the main Book Fair will run from July 28 to August 2 while the Bulawayo, Masvingo, Mutare and Gweru book fairs will take place from March 28 to 29, May 30 to 31, September 26 to 27, and October 24 to 25 respectively. 


USA-based Zimbabwean writer Emmanuel Sigauke

WIN-Zimbabwe’s bid to constantly create links and platforms that enable its members to express their aspirations is paying off with the association’s Whatsapp group proving to be an indispensable meeting place.
The group, created on November 13, 2013, has given aspiring writers an opportunity to get instant answers from the office regarding any literary matter and also to exchange information with fellow writers.
USA-based Zimbabwean writer, Emmanuel Sigauke, who also sits on WIN Advisory Board, is in the group and has become the anchorman for the group, motivating the aspiring writers with valuable information and ideas.
Members such as Witness Mujubi, Alois Sagota, Gweru-based Tendai Chinhoro and others have shared with others their short poems and extracts from their unpublished manuscripts. The feedback has been helpful.
Among other burning issues, the group, which also includes Christian writers, has discussed Christian literature, copyright, the local publishing industry and the plight of unpublished writers in the face of economic hardship.
The Whatsapp Group is a free platform which allows members to join via Admin and leave anytime maybe due to other pressures in their daily lives. Below is a poem by Witness Mujubi, who is currently in South Africa, shared on the platform:

Witness Mujubi

Pasi godi dzangu nhendeshure dzorova
Kareyo nzanga isati yarohwa neyeunhubu nyundo
Pasichigare vatana vachiri vapenenguro
Mazuvayo nzanga ichigere kuodzwa
Bodo zvanhasi unhu wasvodzwa
Rusvava kupisa musoro serechirimo
Makaringa dzimba atova matongo
Sei sorojena asi makasungwa muromo
Kutopa gotsi hamuoni tawira mumangondo
Dzorai vanhasi
Isu toshuwira mano
Witness Mujubi was born in June 1988 in Chipinge. He did his primary and secondary education at Devuli Primary and Secondary Schools in Buhera. He proceeded to Goko High for his Advanced Level studies. He left Zimbabwe in 2010 for South Africa where he is currently staying.



Mimi Machakaire

Imagination is a gift many of us receive.  It is within us for years and all we have to do is believe. Imagination breathes life into what is seen to be dead. Imagination is strong enough to take something old and make it new. As youths we possess this power and use it to entertain ourselves but somehow as we grow our imagination is left behind and yet still forever it stays by our side. We later learn how to use our imagination to our advantage and take it all in stride. We look at other sources that help us see what is in our minds. We hope that others will understand our views and decide to stay by our side. We wander and explore a different world and then somehow bring it to life. 
Some forget the beauty that imagination can hold. Every single mind has its own story to be told. We allow books, music and movies to describe the stories that we choose to think. Though there is a chance that it may not always appear as accurate as possible, we still decide to either swim or sink. We entrust those skillful hands to recreate that which we see in our imagination. We let complicated matters take place in the hope that they set our minds free.  If what we have imagined is as accurate as we hoped, we continue to look deeper and further as though searching through a telescope. We attempt to materialize all which we see in our minds. We do not give up until the puzzle is complete.
Imagination has a way of revealing the intelligence of one particular human being. As we always try to uncover the stories that we read, we wonder how the individual has managed to think of such a plot. When we finally get the answer we either accept it or think it not. Even though we do not know or have not met the person who has created that said set, we judge them using the story that they have told despite how our actions may seem cold.
I love how our imagination can take us into another world. How ideas can just spin, circle and swirl! There are no rules or regulations; it’s filled with nothing but our hopes, dreams and anticipations. Imagination can take a simple object and turn into a huge project. It can take whatever you see and allow it to fly as you set it free. You can become whoever you want to be. No one can change what you see in your mind. It is yours and yours alone, which makes it harder for others to look for what they think they can find in you.

(Mimi Machakaire was born nineteen years ago and currently lives in Harare. When she was two years old, her parents moved to England where they stayed for a year before moving back to Zimbabwe. Her family then moved to Namibia where she attended Orangemund Private School.  She did most of her secondary education in Botswana at Westwood International School and Rainbow High School before coming back to Zimbabwe in 2012. Mimi is inspired by JK Rawlings and Steven King. “I want to share my stories to the world while still being versatile at the same time and not just stick to one genre but attempt to challenge myself in many different ways,” she says.) 

A Brand New Year
Brighten Muvindi

Of it we have no fear
Our plans we will carry
Obstacles God will make us parry
We have started so there’s no fun
Good health is what we pray for
As we destroy laziness uncalled for
The writing spirit is on
We will press it on with a huff
All the writing glory is to be on
As in the skies is Orion

(Brighten Muvindi is a teacher and also the Writers’ Club Patron at Muguta Secondary School in Epworth. He is also the Publicity Secretary for the Epworth Chapter of Writers International Network Zimbabwe. The chapter came into being under the Epworth Community Outreach, a WIN-Zimbabwe programme supported by the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust.)

Teerera Unzwe
Na Thomas Tembo, Domboramwari High Writers Club

Teerera unzwewo
Chimed chenyevero yakagochwa
Inonakira vanyerere
Teerera kuti mangwana usazochema navaTete
Chokwadi vechidiki ndati teererai
Kunzi pakata handi kunzi ridza
Uye kumhanya hakusi kusvika
Rega kuchemera zviri mugapu rerudo
Sewanyimwa, hazvisizvoba!
Nguva ndoisati yadonha
Dai ivo vaya vekurwira nyika
Vakadziridza pasina muvengi
Tingadai tiine rugare nhasi?
Newewo ukadziridza dzowako muviri
Unenge watamba nevhu pasina mvura
Ndokusati ndati teerera unnzwe
Dzikama ufunge zvakadzama
Rega kuita bararamhanywa kuzvikwidza ndege yemashanga
Uchiti wakura
Aiwa kwete! Handizvo
Asi tsvaka zivo utsvakewo uchenjeri
Uzvishandise kuvaka chinobatika

Simudzai Izwi Vakuruwe
Na Luckson Chakuma, Kubatana Primary School Writers Club

Hero basa vakuru vanhasi
Tachema kudeketera kwamuri isu vadiki vanhasi
Yataberekwa iyi nguva izere madzudzo
Yodemi kutsiura kwazvo kwazvo musingasiiriri
Tave kubarwa nekukurira munyika ine meno
Motiyarutsa pedzisai kutaura musati, “Hamheno
Mukurarama dzamakaona nekutamba dzizhinji
Mukangosairira mucharemadza nekuodza zvizhinji
Tsika nemagariro zvakagarirwa nezvakauya
Enyu matama mazwi enyevero nhasi otorwa nenguva
Vana torairwa nezvhivhitvhiti mishina yemhiri
Shumo dzakare dziya nhasi achanzwa hapana
Ruzivo rwemishina rwapfukuta tsika nemagariro
Zvaiera muchakura nhasi nazvo totamba
Kuzviwaridza pamhene kuti nemakunguwo zvigodyiwa
Vazhinji vanhasi vadiki hatichakwegura
Tave kusiya nyika mikaka pamhino ichayerera
Tapota simudzai mazwi vatana imi muripo
Zvinozvimbira tsiurai tisati tadya
Zvinorutsisa bvutai tisati tamedza
Mukangotarisa mangwana nyika ichashaya vanonzi vakuru


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