Reference: Zulu Proverbs, by C.L.S. Nyembezi.
Sobohla Manyosi (It [stomach] will go down Manyosi).
Living during the time of Shaka was Manyosi, son of Dlekezele Mbatha. This man was a brave fighter, and always distinguished himself in battle. He was capable of eating the carcass of a goat all by himself, and still taking large quantities of beer after that. Manyosi, even in the time of Dingane, was treated with consideration, and was allowed as much food as he wanted, because he made good use of it in battle.
Then there came a time when the Zulus split, one section going away with Mpande, and the other remaining with Dingane. Manyosi followed Mpande. With Mpande, however, he could no longer hope to get the same consideration as he had got with Dingane. Then the people began to taunt him saying his belly would go down. The expression eventually became a standing proverb describing one who would have cause to regret his past actions. Today, it is also used of people who, because they find themselves prosperous, live recklessly, not caring to provide for the morrow.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I would spend six sharpening my axe. ( Abraham Lincoln)
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