It has been assumed all along that Palenquero does not have an overt means of marking reflexive (see, for instance, Patiño Rosselli (1983: 132), where it is stated explicitly that Palenquero lacks reflexive constructions). But this assumption is false. The reflexive meaning of 'self' can be expressed in two ways: (1) overtly via the postverbal pronoun + memo construction, and (2) non-overtly (reflexivity is implied). Non-overt constructions often have two possible readings, one reflexive, and the other non-reflexive. Here, as in other parts of Palenquero grammar, context is key for the correct interpretation of such constructions. And where context is ambiguous, speakers may resort to the overt memo construction.
Source: Schwegler and Green 2007: 301