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

Ziphelaphi in festival attire in front of Bafungile's house

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

Laduma Madela invites the guests by blowing a horn

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

The ruin's wall served as a windscreen in which the meat of the ox and samp were cooked for the ceremony. In the background a guest hut and Ziphelaphi's little square house.

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

The medicine man Mtoleni Nyandeni arrives for the festival.(Other pictures for Nyandeni see folder "Glimpses on Ceza Mountain)

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

Similar to F3/26 : 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

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

One of Mbabazeni Madela's sons with the ox's spleen.

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

The meat was deposited for one night for the ancestors spirits in Ziphelaphi's beehive hut. (In traditional beehive huts the ancestors' spirits feel well). The meat is placed on green leaves with which the floor is covered.

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.

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