Maunga marema kudya muti waagere

Maunga marema kudya muti waagere.

English Direct Translation 

(Hairy) caterpillars are stupid, they feed on the tree on which they live.

Shona Explanation 

Zvinoratidza kusafunga kana munhu achikuvadza nokuparadza chinhu chinozomuponesa kana kumubatsira. Sokuti kana munhu achida michero iri mumuti oita zvokuriga muti wose pasi kuti agowana michero yawo.

English Explanation 

It is a sign of stupidity or thoughtlessness to destroy something that could be of great service to you tomorrow, or on which your very life depends. This proverb may be used to dissuade boys from cutting a tree in order to get its fruits which they cannot reach from the ground.

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