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Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

Mdlokombana Zulu dressed for the dances. He wears a red Laurie feathers in his hair and an ostrich feather coloured blue in an armlet. His dancing stick is beaded. (Cf. in black/white in "Madelas Tierleben",p.291

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

An albino woman and the isangoma Khulumile Khumalo

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

Sithupha's husband Maqhubandaba Mbatha in his uniform as a police man, with handcuffs in his belt. He wears a red Lourie feathers in his hair. With grandchild.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

Susa's children from his wife Dumaza: Sithupha Fihlokwakhe Zithukeleni, Emelinah Madela Mbatha and Bhekamandla Madela. In the background Sithupha's husband

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979, in April

Mbhekeni Mhlongo and Velabengasho Khumalo standing in front of Velabengasho's cattle kraal. Some apparel in F. 11/25 and F 9/35. Velabengasho had added voluminious side tails, izinjobo, from the skin of the white-tailed Mongoose.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979, in April

The two men seen from behind. Mbhekeni's rear apron is from white calf skin. Velabengasho's rear apron is from Cheetah.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979, in April

Velabengasho's wife Gabajana Mhlongo in front of the cattle kraal. At the tops of the posts several cattle horns have been fastened to inform the ancestors ghost that the cattle had been killed in their honour.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979, in April

The rondavel to the left is Velabengasho's great hut in which the photos were taken.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979, in April

Velabengasho Khumalo (Left) and Mbhekeni Mhlongo in festive attire in Velabengasho's Great hut.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979, in April

Velabengasho's wife Gabajana Mhlongo serving the two friends beer, utshwala. As a sign of her high rank- due to her own wealth in cattle- she wears a red Louri feather.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979, in April

When I (Katesa) visited Velabengasho, being accompanied by Laduma and Susa Madela, Velabengasho asked his bones if we might see us again in the future. Two bones representing himself and me ''shook hands'', which he took as a good omen- Fortunately with right.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979, in April

See F 10/1

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979/II, i.e October 5th 1979

Before slaughtering the goat Velabengasho praised the ancestors and asked them to protect me. He wears the uniform of a policeman. indeed he was a policeman of the local chief. his wife Gabajana is down on her knees as token of respect, hlonipha. Laduma Madela watches at the right side.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979/II, i.e October 5th 1979

Velabengasho himself started to skin the goat in order to secure proper parts of the skin for iminqwamba, the attribute og izangoma and even of Velabengasho as an inyanga ( medicine man). see " Hand-werke", plate 46.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979/II, i.e October 5th 1979

Velabengasho presents the meat of the goat on large wooden meat platters.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979/II, i.e October 5th 1979

As F 15/24

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979/II, i.e October 5th 1979

In the umsamo, the holy back part of Velabengasho's Great hut: Velabengasho's great medicine horn from a female gemsbok, Oryx gazella, which he had inherited from his father. Behind it a black clay vessel, ukhamba, with medicines for ancestor worship.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979/II, i.e October 5th 1979

Similar to F 15/25, with wide angle objective.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979/II, i.e October 6th 1979

In the centre the skeleton of an extremely large heron, which has been mounted on a stick. It is Nozalizingwenya ( It which bears crococdiles). It is the Goliath Heron, Ardea goliath. The legs hang downwards.

Visit to Velabengasho in 1979/II, i.e October 6th 1979

In the holy umsamo, the back of the h cucumber, unkonko, a species of Mout. Porcupine quills have been added. On the house wall to the left the ghost' calabash, isigubhu sabalozi or isigubhu somoya. it is made from a wart cucumber, unkonko, a species of Momordica.

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