Image courtesy of Dunia Magazine
Image courtesy of Dunia Magazine

Wangu anoshanda a’skana ~ Mine is hard working girls

Wangu anoda zvekungodya ~ Mine loves eating (too much)

Wangu ndiri kumudzinga next week, mama vachingo svika nemumwe kumusha ~ I’m dismissing mine next week as soon as my mother comes with another from the rural areas

Such is the maid related rhetoric in Zimbabwe. When women speak about ‘their’ maids there is a sense of strong ownership which transcends the permissible employer-employee category into a sort of slave-slaver owner category. Continue reading “MAID FOR WHO?”