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Timhala

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Vito

Nhlangu (Redunca arundinum)

Xivumbeko

Nhlangu yitika 70 Kg naswona leya xinuna yilehe 950mm laha e makatleni. Yaxisati yintsongo eka ya xinuna laha yinga leha 800 mm laha makatleni ivi yitika 51 Kg. Muhlovo wa yona iwa mpun’wa kuya ka buraweni na khwiri robasa.

Ncila wutlhumile hi voya wuva wobasa emakumu. Hileya xinuna ntsena yingana timhondzo to leha 450mm. Muxaka lowu wa mhala wuna xirho xinwani lexi humesaka muxaka wun’wani wa mati, xirho lexi xiva xirixin’we eka leya xinuna kasi ya xisati yina swimbirhi. Mati lawa yavikiwa kuva wona yatirhaka loko yilava vundzhawu byokarhi entlhambini.

Swakudya

Nhlangu yi tirhandzela rihlaza laha xidyaka byasi kambe loko byingarikona yidya mitswembyani. Loko xiyimo xitika yidya nanhlekani hambi leswi xitlharihaka swinene na vusiku.

Kutswalana

Leya xisati yibiha emirini rosungula loko yiri na 15-18 wa tinhweti, kasi leya xinuna yisungula timhaka ta masangu loko yiri na malembe mambirhi. Muxaka lowu wutswala nkarhi wihi na wihi walembe kambe yitswala ngopfu hi ximumu.

Endzhaku kaloko yitava yitike 225 wa masiku n’wana un’we watswariwa. N’wana wakona watumbetiwa kuringana tinhweti tinharhu hikokwalaho kulavekaka vutumbelo byohlayiseka.

Mahanyelo

Nhlangu yikumeka eka mindyangu leyintsongo swinene. Loko Nhlangu yitsutsuma xo pembela Kunene, xiyimisa ncila xitlhela xihumesa ngopfu muhlovo lowo basa wunga khwirini.

Nhlangu yirandza ngopfu kuva na ndzhawu ya wona. Loko switilwela swohlengela Kunene. Loko leya xisati yikula yisukela ntlawa wa ndyangu kuya tisungulela wa yona. Vana vakona vatshama na ndyangu kufikela vava na malembe manharhu. Timhala tina vuxaka swinene.

Vutshamo

Nhlangu yitsakela ngopfu lomu kungana byasi kutlhela kutsakama. Hambi leswi tindzhawu leto tani tisungulaka ku kala kufana na leswi muxaka lowu wa timhala wukalaka.

Laha Yikumekaka Kona

Namuntlha, muxaka lowu wukumeka ngopfu entangeni wa swiharhi wa Kruger National Park, e St Lucia nale ntangeni wa swiharhi wa Hluhluwe nale ka yin’wana mintanga ya KwaZulu-Natal.