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

Laduma with his stuff for healing, induku yokwelapha, with the hand of an antbear, isambane, as a crook. (Medizinen, plate 19, pp.92, 93)

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

Laduma with his stuff for healing, induku yokwelapha, with the hand of an antbear, isambane, as a crook. (Medizinen, plate 19, pp.92, 93)

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

Laughingly Laduma entered the hut and ate some of the women' food because he liked it. Very soon he left the hut again.

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

Laduma with the "wild calabash"/"Ghost calabash", isigubhu somoya, made from a hollowed out wart pumpkin, unkonko. It was still "clean", i.e. without medicine. In order to catch the wind or to provoke strong wind it has to be filled with medicine. (cf. "Medicinen", plate 13, right and pp.

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

Bafungile dressed up in an impressive way as the wife of s great medicine man, she herself being an inyangakazi, a female doctor. As bandolier of respect, isihlonipho, she wears a long chain of python bones, iziqu zenhlwathi. Such a bandolier was not observed by the author with any other women.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

In Bafungile's house. Susa looks at his portrait which the author had taken on 31st  March 1979. He played to be schpcked by "this fearful man". ("Der einbeinige Gott", colour plate XXI)

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

Laduma on Bafungile's bed in ceremonial dress. In his crown from genet skin various feathers, among them one ostritch feather.

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

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

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)

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