Game Instructions

The group goes in a circle. One person is the leader.

The leader goes around and around in a circle shouting, "Mwoto mugomo" (Fire on the mountain). The group follows and responds, "Dzimurai" (Put it out). They keep doing this until the leader shouts, "Wadzima" (We have put it out). Then the leader and the players stop quickly. Whoever doesn't instantly stop is out. Then the game starts again.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This game can be found in "The Struggle of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in an Age of Globalization: A Case for Children's Traditional Games in South-Eastern Zimbabwe" (2012) by Munyaradzi Mawere.

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