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

The round stone from the river smeared both flat sides crosswise with black anti-lightning medicine

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

Madela has the rod in his left hand and the stone in his right hand.

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

Laduma demonstrate how he prevents the lightning to strke his kraal by means of a lightning-rod partly smeared with anti-lightning medicine. Madela turns slowly to the four quarters of the globe pointing with the rod towards the heaven. He changes the hands in which he holds the rod.

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

Hlomeleni Madela, Laduma's unmarried daughter, takes the chance to expose her little granddaughter to smoke of "wild animals"= inyamazane, to make the baby strong and healthy.

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

In Bafungile's house: Two healing methods combined, "inyamazane" and " chasing awya evat ghost or evil spirit" 1. "Inyamazane"= wild animals (remains) i.e. inhale smoke of small parts of burned animals, especially antelops, put in potsherd. This method is called "ukuhogela", i.e.

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

Laduma, sitting on Bafungile's bed, scraping goat horns to prepare them as medicine containers. He works them on a wooden head rest, turned upside down. In the foreground a very low table with one of the two armlets Madela is preparing from genet skin.

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

The skin of the ox slaughtered on 30th March and the skin of a goat pegged in front of Bafungile's house. To the right Ziphelaphi.

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

A plant protecting Laduma's smithy against lightning-speciallly that sent by his brother Susa.(Cf. "Susa", plate 10, bottom, pp.40/41.) This plant is a species of the Wild Passionflower, impindamshaye ("hit back"), Adenia gummifera(Harv.) Harms.

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

Laduma's daughter Alexina, married Dlakude, starts to cover a wrangler waistcoat with glass bead ornaments. The author had bought both waistcoat and beads. She never got the waistcoat. In 1985/86 Alexina pretended it to have been stolen.(Cf. "Handwerke", plate 106 top and pp.106, 107)

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

Bhekamandla, Susa and Laduma with their medicine horns in front of their portraits. That one of Laduma the author had taken in 1977.

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

Susa Madela dressed up as the priest of the Madela family whose duty it is to praise the ancestors. He wears a red Lourie feather and in his pierced earlobe a horn smeared inside with anti-lighting medicine. He stands in front of Bafungile's house. (Cf. "Susa", plate 25 and p.53)

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

Susa \'s son in law who had paid 18 cows for Susa's daughter starts to perform war dances.

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

Susa with his eldest daughter, her husband and their grandchild

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

Imibengo, i.e. a stripes of meat cut zigzag, which played an important role in a prophecy of Mvelinqangi.

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

Laduma carries the imibengo on a wooden tray isithebe. Observe the way of his holding the tray

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

The fullfilment of Mvelinqani's prophesy! (Cf. "Susa", plate 24 top, and p. 52; in "Zulu Mythology", colour plate 4 bottom.)

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

Alexina's son Mbongeleni Dlakude with a white cotton cloth which his mother decorated with glass bead ornaments and with metal bells. (Cf. "Handwerke", plate 106 bottom left, and pp.106/107.)

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

Mbongeleni wears the cloth from F6/2a over the beaded waistcoat which Alexina once had made for her fiance.(Cf. Handwerke", plates 106 bottom right and plate bottom)

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

Arrived for dances in Laduma's kraal: the kraalhead Hlangabeza Zulu with feather crown, isidlukula, from turkey feathers. His frontal apron is from genet and Large-spotted genet. (Cf."Handwerke", plate 77 and pp.188; not as there: March 1979.)

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

Velabengasho Khumalo and his wife Gabajana Mhlongo Khumalo in ceremonial dress/ festival attire. Velabengasho has red Lourie feathers in his hair. Gabajana's topknot is a wig decorated with bead ornaments. The lower one is a token of respect to her in-laws, umnqwazi.

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