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Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Mbekiseni Mthethwa, the son of Laduma's daughter Celani, with raw imibengo, i.e. zigzagwise incised meat strings

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Medicines for provoking death by magic, umbhulelo. Top: A. 7cm long twig of the small shrub umbheza, andrachne ovalis. Madela also calls it umgwazucaca, i.e. "He who kills to such and extent that dead people lie around everywhere-- left: Blood from umdlebe, ca. 3x3 cm, i.e.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

One of Mbabazeni Madela's sons with the ox's spleen.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Good Friday 1979: Madela presents a spear of the type isijula which he had forged and treated with medicines to three men who had ordered it. They intended to kill with it a " baboon", be it an animal or a human baboon, who used to milk their cows at might.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

The kraal of Mbuyiseleni Mthethwa far away from Laduma Madela's kraal on Ceza Mountain where the ox by the name of Batomu was bought

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Nera Laduma's kraal after returning from the Mthethwa kraal. Laduma had had his impressive walking stick with him with the hand of a baboon as a crook(mostly regarded as a hand of a man).

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa's wife Dumaza carries the entrais of the ox towards the beehive hut

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Laduma Madela lights a cigarete with a magnifying glass

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

One of Mbabazeni's sons (left) and another young man carry the oxhide towards the behive hut. In the background Bafungile's house.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Laduma Madela lights a cigarete with a magnifying glass

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

The head of the ox, some meat and a beer vessel with blood in the beehive hut

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

As a suprise for the author Laduma fastned this drawing on brown paper just for one hour at the entrance of his kraal. To the left: The rock of all creatures appeared; to the right the mighty elephant, indlovu yamandla, which opened the rock of all rocks.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Similar to F3/26 : The head of the ox, some meat and a beer vessel with blood in the beehive hut

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Preparation for the festival: Laduma's daughter Alexina Madela Dlakude brews beer, utshwala. To the right Laduma's wife Bafungile.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Madela's kraal from behind. From left to right: Bafungile's house with a roof of corrugated iron painted green and red.- A beehive hut owned by Ziphelaphi Mhlongo Madide (Laduma's favourite), Laduma's private hut. The ruin of a hut.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Herding of the ox Batomu by small boys just outside Laduma's kraal.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Laduma's wife Bafungile prepares beer for the ceremony/ festival

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Children, the boy with a long knobstick, in Alexina's sweet potatoe field.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Sarturday before Easter Sunday 1979: Ziphelaphi and Laduma in front of the Piper which the author had hired at Vryheid for a round flight. Unfortunately the weather was bad so that it was impossible to fly over the Madelas' kraal.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa and Laduma after their flight.(cf "Susa", plate 22 top and pp.50,51)

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