“Guruve,” Guruve is a place of marvels. That is where I was born, in Guruve. We were born in Guruve, my forefathers are there in Guruve.
If you go to Guruve, there are places where you aren’t free to say just anything, joking around in the forest. No, you will disappear, you won’t come back. If you are reproached in that way, you will spend perhaps two weeks, or even a month in the forest. Yes, then you’ll be found. So, those are the marvels at hand, those miracles that happen there. Yes, those are the very marvels.
There are sacred places, where you are not allowed to enter. Among them, there is a mountain called Chiwe. That one, we used to go there while herding cattle. We used to go that far. Around the back of the mountain, there is a small pool of water, which never dries up. Yes, you arrive and see that it is always full. But if you throw a stone into it, you will sit and sit, perhaps you spend the whole day there, simply waiting for it to sink. It will be falling down, making a gurgling sound. You spend the whole day there.
Now, as people who were herding cattle, the cattle would wander as you were playing around there, and you wouldn’t be able to find them! You’d leave that place, and go searching for them!
There are other places, as well. There are other mountains to that side, in a place called Nyakapupu. There are farms there that were reserved for people who knew how to farm, yes, they were given those farms. There, it isn’t a place for loose talk. If you see a wild animal coming into your fields don’t kill it, because if you kill it, your cattle will be eaten in the kraal by a lion. Yes, lions will come to eat your cattle in the kraal. So it is a sacred place.
That is why it is said that Guruve is a place of marvels. That is where that song, “Guruve,” came from. That is also where I was born. Because I said, “Shall I perform everyone else’s material? And my own, where will it come from?” And then, I came out with “Guruve.”