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

Ox head, meat and blood vessel.(cf 3/26 and 3/27)

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

Insonyama, the Zulu's favourite meat, and some entrails in the beehive hut.

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

On  part of the floor which has not been covered with leaves: an enamel dish wisth entrails, a grass broom, a large earthen pot with medicines, and upon it a grass woven dish of the type isiqabetho .

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

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

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

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

Alexina, Totoyi and ? with the contents of the stomach.

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

In Bafungile's house several women (more than on the picture) eat from the raw contents of the ox' stomach, umswani. This food is a priviledge of married women.

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

Some meat was carried into the hut on a wooden tray. It was then placed on the green leaves.

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

The ox tail and the ancestor spear with which the ox had been killed, in the hut.

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

On the place where the ox had been slaughtered four men drink beer. The beer pot is to the left, the drinking calabash is in an enamel dish. Some intestines and part of the ox' stomach are on one of the meat trays. Susa had to eat ceremonially little pieces from the ox' raw stomach.

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

The killed ox is cut by the slaughterer Mashingeni Khumalo. Behind his a son of Susa. To the right Laduma's friend, the old Mjijani Nkonkonyane Madide. To the left of Mashingeni is Mbabazeni Madela.

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

While Susa walks up and down Laduma stand still and presents the ancestors' spear.

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

On the day before the killing of the ox quite a few wooden meat trays were deposited in Bafungile's house. Ziphelaphi serves Susa with beer. The beer pot which is covered stands between them. A beer twirl lies in an enamel basin filled with water. Susa wears a red lourie feather in his hair.

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

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

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

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.

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