Beta Wabata Dhliwayo has for long been used as a form of identity; identifying people belonging to that totem with a unique social, economic, or historical background and past. It was thus a common unifying factor which bound together individuals, families and clans. Totems in Zimbabwe are not a thing of the past despite the changes that have come with time, people are still identified by their respective totems.

Beta Wabata Dhliwayo

Wabata,
Dhliwayo,
Rufura,
Mamberere,
Mauruka,
VaChimapwere,
VaMutiwakopa,
Mutukuti wedanda,
Majeketera,
Manjuru,
Mazivanguva,
Maita Matsindira,
Diutiu rangu riri,
Madzivire,
Musikana anenge ishwa,
Inodyiwa namanhenga ose.
Maita Beta,
Maita ishwa yangu yiyi,
Dzikarinda hadzidyiwi,
Aiwa zvaonekwa Wabata.[1]

References

  1. Beta Wabata Dhliwayo, Harare Tees, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: March 16, 2015