What he means is that contemporary Africans have adopted the values, tastes and behaviour of the coloniser to an extent that they only appear black in skin colour but think and behave like their teacher and role model, the white man.
As a result, there is a great need to verify which of the two traditions has had an impact on the Shona man's character today.
The first saying is used to condone man's behaviour, of hoping from one woman to another.A bull moves from kraal to kraal, mating with heifers and cows. A bull is usually not looked after; if it goes astray it is believed to be in some other people's kraal.It is also argued that men take advantage of the notion that women are a weaker sex, and therefore, abuse them sexually, even without their consent.Popular belief is that Shona culture makes men very self-centred and inconsiderate when it comes to relating with women on sexual issues.It will only come back when the desire to be out has been quenched.
Sadly, the saying is used to explain and justify promiscuity that is rampant in society and which is believed to have been passed on from tradition where it was believed every man was free to have as many wives as he pleased.A closer analysis shows that today's Shona man is in fact, more of a product of the colonial (Western) tradition than he is of genuine African tradition.In addition, the Shona of Zimbabwe were colonised for nearly a century before attaining independence. The second 'proverb' conveys that the man needs to, and can still mate even in old age.It is meant to capture the Shona man's so-called craving for sex, and is usually used to justify unwarranted and unwanted liaisons modern elderly men have with even very young girls.Those in the Prime Years group (21-25, 22%), Vital Years group (26-30, 27%), Borderline group (31-35, 32%), and the Danger Zone group (36-40, 19%).