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Fear the Snitch African Proverbs

Fear the Snitch African Proverbs

Three Zulu African proverbs why you need to fear a snitch, trader and bad influence with proverb meanings and explanations.



Snitch, trader and bad influence Zulu African proverbs with explanations


Yintlolela yombini
A spy for both.
Meaning: Said of a snitch.


Ukaka kampetu
The shield turned the wrong way.
Meaning: This saying is applied to anyone who goes over from one party to another. It is a common expression for one who turns evidence against accomplices in crime.


Uyakulila ngasonye uxele inkawu
You will shed tears with one eye like a monkey.
Meaning: A warning used to deter anyone from being led into a snare of any kind. It is said that when a monkey is caught in a trap he cries, but that tears come out of one eye only.

More African Proverbs and Quotes



Here are 20 more African proverbs and quotes to teach us to always be mindful of the words that we say to one another and our actions.



After mischance everyone is wise.

He does a good day’s work who rids himself of a fool.

He who rides on the giant’s shoulders sees further than he who carries him.

What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave.

A fool is a wise person ladder.

What is enough was never little.

Too late the bird cries out when it is caught.

Unstringing the bow does not cure the wound.

Not every dog that barks bites.

The fool speaks, the wise man listens.

The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water.

If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents.

Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand.

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges, and the foolish build dams.

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom.

Wealth, if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it, increases.

A wise person will always find a way.

Nobody is born wise.

Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.

Where there are experts there will be no lack of learners.


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