Sacred virgins, rain makers and spirit mediums occupy a position which is more or less horizontal in the hierarchy of supremacy: Tavada says that, "Takazosvika pamaguta namamana aigara manyusa, mbonga navagari vokushandira Zame." (We arrived at some sections of the shrine where the rain makers, the sacred virgins and those people that at the service of Zame at the shrine resided), (Mutasa, 1990: 80).
The Manyusa or rain makers are the men who reside at the shrine together with the Mbonga and the other people who will be serving there.
In July 2004, Zhoukou city officials claimed that rain makers
in Pingdingshan overseeded clouds so that the latter city enjoyed rainfall that should have been Zhoukou's.