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

Laduma in front of the tree Clerodendrum glabrum (Verbenaceae in his  neighbour's Mashingeni Khumal kraal. It is a tree which is said never to be striken by lightning. From its branches the lightning-rods are made.

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

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

Madela with the ladle for fetching the clouds during a thunderstorm, "ukuphaka izulu" (to ladle out-as food-the heaven) Cf. "Medizinen", plate 14 and pp. 84, 85.

Sezela Sugar Mill

Sezela Sugar Mill

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

The round stone from the river smeared both flat sides crosswise with black anti-lightning medicine

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

Madela has the rod in his left hand and the stone in his right hand.

A view of the town and Island of St Helena (B)

Black and white scene of St Helena.

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

Laduma demonstrate how he prevents the lightning to strke his kraal by means of a lightning-rod partly smeared with anti-lightning medicine. Madela turns slowly to the four quarters of the globe pointing with the rod towards the heaven. He changes the hands in which he holds the rod.

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

Hlomeleni Madela, Laduma's unmarried daughter, takes the chance to expose her little granddaughter to smoke of "wild animals"= inyamazane, to make the baby strong and healthy.

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

In Bafungile's house: Two healing methods combined, "inyamazane" and " chasing awya evat ghost or evil spirit" 1. "Inyamazane"= wild animals (remains) i.e. inhale smoke of small parts of burned animals, especially antelops, put in potsherd. This method is called "ukuhogela", i.e.

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

Laduma, sitting on Bafungile's bed, scraping goat horns to prepare them as medicine containers. He works them on a wooden head rest, turned upside down. In the foreground a very low table with one of the two armlets Madela is preparing from genet skin.

"Ceremonie, funebre des habitants de Guinee"

Black and white scene of a funeral ceremony in Guinee.

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