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

Madela starts to forge a spear for the ceremonial killing of goats from rod iron (reinforcing steel). He works on an iron anvil (part of a rail from the railways). (Cf. "Handwerke", plate 1 bottom, and pp.94,95.)

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

Madela puts spear into the hearth from twigs. He will blow the fire up with his mouth. He has no bellow.(Cf."Handwerke", plate 1 top, and p. 94.)

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

The authors' farewell visit  to Laduma Madela. Laduma hands over to Eric Khwela as his intermediary the gifts for the author: a battle axe he made for her and the now finished inhlendla from F.1979/II, F.12/1a. To the right waves Mbhekeni Mhlongo a whisk. With green headcloth his mother.

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

From left to right: Alexina, Laduma, Mbhekeni Mhlongo; Velabengasho Khumalo dressed green and with Laduma's ceremonial skin hat; Bhidli Mhlongo; Mashingeni Khumalo; Mbhekeni's wife. In the foreground part of the author's camera outfit.

 

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

From left to right: Alexina, Laduma, Mbhekeni Mhlongo; Velabengasho Khumalo dressed green and with Laduma's ceremonial skin hat; Bhidli Mhlongo; Mashingeni Khumalo; Mbhekeni's wife.

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

Visit to Father Elmar Kimmel O.S.B. at Nandi Mission. From left to right: Velabengasho Khumalo, Mbhekeni Mhlong, Laduma Madela, Pater Elmar, Eric Khwela, Mr. Mthembu (taxi driver)

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

Girl and baby feasting on ox bones

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

Mashingeni Khumalo preparing the cooked bowels of the ox fo eating. On the wooden tray is also white salt which the prepared bowels will be dipped.

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

Children feasting on the oxmeat

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

Children feasting on the ox-bones

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

Some bones and a horn of the ox on a wooden meat tray, covered with two smaller wooden meat tray

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

As F6/11 Seven Khumalo roasts the imibengo on the glowing twigs beneath the iron cooking pots in which the bulk of the oxmeat is boiled.

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

Seven Khumalo prepares imibengo from the raw oxmeat. He cuts the meat zigzag.

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

Laduma Madela's youngest sister Khanyisile Qwalina Khumalo, in front of Bafungile' house the door of which is protected against lightning with a cross painted with antilightning medicine. Khanyisile has three sons and three daughters.

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

After the dancers gather about 200 people in Laduma's kraal for ceremonial meat. With red hat under the umbrella the Swedish missionary Tora Westerstahl who lived at Ceza Hospital for 30 years and formerly had been the head of the dispensary.

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

Velabengasho Khumalo performing war dances

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

As F5/34. The men in the row of the dancers shout velabengasho's praises

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

Ziphelaphi Khumalo performing war dances

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

Susa performing war dances

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

Susa Madela starts to perform war dancers in front of the row of the dancers

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