Mwana muduku kudziva musendo noruoko iwo uchazomudziva womene
English Direct Translation
(If) a child (is) fending off a ‘plane’ with (bare) hands, the ‘plane’ will fend off (his hands) too. (musendo: sharp tool for smoothening wood)
Vanhu vazhinji havadi kutaurirwa kuti chinhu chine ngozi dzamara vati vamboona ngozi yacho pachavo, ndiko kuti vazozvichenjerera.
Often people do not listen to advice cautioning them against dangers until an accident teaches them to be cautious. ‘A burnt child dreads the fire’.