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Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

Mkhafuleni's Great Hut. On the chair in front of it sits Ziphelaphi Mhlongo Madide.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

Mkhafuleni demonstrates his anti-lightning spear which had been forged by Laduma Madela. Later on Laduma told the author that Mkhafuleni was about to be initiated as a lightning doctor.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

Mkhafuleni demonstrate the way he fights the lightning: He stands near one of his anti-lightning posts=decayed trees which have crosses (not visible) made with red anti-lightning medicine.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

Another little daughter of Mkhafuleni carrying a baby.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

The little girl standing besides the large beer vessel.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

A little daughter of Mkhafuleni in the Great hut behind a large beer vessel, isikhamba. This is 43 cm high and stands within the fireplace. Its opening is covered with a rectangular eating mat, isithebe, and a plaited beer pot cover, umbenge, which is decorated with beads.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

Twigs from umhlonishwa, skeletons of snakes, a knife, etc. (Cf. Medizinen, pp. 108, 109 with more detailed explainations.)

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

Above the door: to the right two cattle horns. To the left part of a frame for sleeping and sitting mats, with painted ornaments

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

On the wall: a black sheep ram's skin with which Mkhafuleni covers his back when he fights the lightning. On top: a piece of coral and the cuttlebones= "excrements of the moon", for the treatment of eye sicknesses.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

Parts of bones and parts of wooden medicines. On top; isisefu solwandle= sea's sieve=a piece of coral

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Mkhafuleni Khumalo

Hanging down from the roof upon the wall; a twirling-stick for beer, utshwala. ; a necklace from small wooden sticks, iminyezane. On top of the picture of a python's skin. In the centre; a forked piece of wood for churning medicine; a knife, etc.

Men & Women of St Johns

Black and white portraits of men & women of St Johns in their best outfits.

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sugar fields

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sugar fields

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sugar fields

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sugar fields

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sugar fields

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sugar fields

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