Metaphors created on African values on women reflect African ethos such as the Shona metaphor musha mukadzi (a home is, because of a woman), and the Ndebele one umfazi
kalankosi (a woman can advise even kings).
of this interpretation, 16 of the 18 informants used the proverb umfazi
The Ndebele proverb Umfazi
kalankosi, whose literal translation is "A woman has no king," challenges the claim by Eurocentric scholarship concerning the subservient position of women in Ndebele society.
Uthe akuphosa amehlo, umfazi
wabona into ebuhashe engadanga yagqiba.
A delegate at a recent South African obesity conference referred to this perception, which includes high social status as the umfazi
ohamba kunyakazele umhlaba syndrome (the woman who makes the earth tremble).
The simple but important taboo that says Kuyazila ukutshaya umfazi
ozithweleyo (It is taboo to beat a pregnant woman) is meant to preserve the physical well-being of pregnant women so as to protect the baby.
uMfolo: Lo ke umfazi
uza kwaneka umcimbi womzi emadodeni uza kusanekela ngani?