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Bavenda Obeisance

Bavenda Obeisance - Sibasa Area

Boy Initiate

Boy Initiate - Pedi - Dennilton, Limpopo

Shembe Church members, "married women", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe church members,"married women", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe Church member, "married women", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe church members,"married women", eKuphakameni, 1953

Tonga Girl

Tonga girl - Gwembe Valley - Lower Zambesi

Shembe Church member,"married women", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe church members, "married women" eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe Church member, "married women", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe church members, "married women", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe Church member, married woman, eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe church members, married woman, eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe Church member, ama twenty five, eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe church members, "ama twenty fives", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe Church member, ama twenty five, eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe church members, "ama twenty five", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe Church members, "ama twenty five", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shember church members, "ama twenty five", eKuphakameni 1953

Shembe Church member, ama twenty five, eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe church members, "ama twenty five", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe Church members, "amatwenty five", eKuphakameni, 1953

Shembe church members "amatwenty five", eKuphakameni, 1953

Zionists just outside from Laduma's kraal

A Zionist priest, with the crucifix on his chest, two Zionist women, and a girl with Zionist drum near Laduma Madela's kraal.

The skin of the goat pegged

The skin of the goat ha been pegged in Laduma's kraal.

Missionary at Ceza Mission Station and Hospital

Photo by Miss Tora Westerstahl, missinary at Ceza Mission Station and Hospital (formely she had been the dispensary there) goodbye party on 17th September 1977. Schlosser squatts between Laduma and Susa, she wears the gall bladder fixed to her white hat.

Laduma has fixed the emptied and inflated gall bladder on a stick .

Laduma has fixed the emptied and inflated gall bladder on a stick which he puts into the roof of his hut in order to dry the gall bladder. to the right: the Swedish student of enthnology and theology Anders Fogelquist who is now, in 1999 a Lutheran pastor is Sweden

Mbongeleni has cut the goat's throat with a knife

While a son of Laduma's half brother Mbabazeni later on holds the goat, Mbongeleni has cut the goat's throat with a knife.

Mbongeleni Dlakude, Laduma's grandson

Laduma's grandson Mbongeleni Dlakude, son of Laduma's daughter Alexina, hold the goat's throat with a rope.

Susa Madela

When Laduma decided to honour me with a ''feather'', uphaphe, as the inflated gall bladder of a goat is called, Susa became obliged to praise the ancestors he bein Laduma's social father and nominally the kraal head, umnumzane.

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