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

The ox which is going to be killed by Mashingeni Khumalo with a single stroke of the spear is fastened with a grass rope to a tree. Suasa as the social father of the family is going up and down with his knobstick and praises the ancestors of Madela's to the honour of whom the ox will be killed.

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

The ox which is going to be killed by Mashingeni Khumalo with a single stroke of the spear is fastened with a grass rope to a tree. Suasa as the social father of the family is going up and down with his knobstick and praises the ancestors of Madela's to the honour of whom the ox will be killed.

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

Herding of the ox Batomu by small boys just outside Laduma's kraal.

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

Madela's kraal from behind. From left to right: Bafungile's house with a roof of corrugated iron painted green and red.- A beehive hut owned by Ziphelaphi Mhlongo Madide (Laduma's favourite), Laduma's private hut. The ruin of a hut.

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.

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

Laduma Madela lights a cigarete with a magnifying glass

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

Laduma Madela lights a cigarete with a magnifying glass

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

Nera Laduma's kraal after returning from the Mthethwa kraal. Laduma had had his impressive walking stick with him with the hand of a baboon as a crook(mostly regarded as a hand of a man).

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

The kraal of Mbuyiseleni Mthethwa far away from Laduma Madela's kraal on Ceza Mountain where the ox by the name of Batomu was bought

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

A son of Susa "giyas" with knobkerrie in his left hand and a knobkerrie, a shield and the spear from F17/17 in his right hand.

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

Same situation as F17/3, F17/6, F17/17. Susa performing war dance= ukugiya) with shield and knobkerries.

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

Same situation as F17/3 and F17/6.

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

Same situation as F.17/3. From left to right: Mbabazeni's daughter Nqahile, Totoyi, Suasa, a son of Susa, Susa' s son in law Maqhubandaba Mbatha, Mashingeni Khumalo.

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

In Bafungile's house. On the last day of the author's stay in April 1979 the Madelas and Ziphelapi thanked the author for the flight and honoured her with beer, utshwal, and dances. From left to right: Ziphelaphi, Susa' wife Totoyi and Susa(drinking). Cf. "Susa", plate 22 bottom and p.51

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

Laduma sits on Bafungile's bed in front of "Zauberei im Zululand" and Die Bantubibel des Blitzzauberers Laduma Madela" and many albums with photos by the author in his kraal. He wears a necklace of roughly made wooden beads (made by himself).

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

Little girls from Laduma's kraal fetch water for washing in a canal leading downhill from well.

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