Vito ra Mapungubwe

Kukumeka loku Kulu

©Roger de la Harpe
Hi 1933, kukumekalokukulu ka sirha leri kunga tivekeki ntumbuluko wa rona kuve kona ekusuhi na maribye lawa namuntlha kunga kona exivindzini xa ntanga wa Mapungubwe National Park. Kukumeka ka swingwavila, xivumbiwa xa xibejwani lexinga khavisiwa hi nsuku na vuhlalu kusuka emisaveni hinkwayo leswinga kongomisa ti anthropologists endzhaku ka minkarhi ya khale swinene ya vuhosi, bylae vutshan’wini bya Mapungubwe.

Kuringana kutlula nkombo wati century, vutivi bya mani na mani hi vanhu lavanga rivariwa khale kumbe kutekiwa vanha hanyi kambe xitori xavona se xi endla tinhloko mhaka eka mabulu ya ndzhavuko wa mindzelekano. Lexi i xitori lexinga sungula khale kusukela kwalomuya kava 1200 AD (leswi vulaka Anno Domini, leswi kunga xi Latin swivulaka “year of our Lord”), loko xidorobana xa khale ka malembe lexi axiri na xintshabyani lexi axifumiwa hi hosi ya mu-Afrika ya matimba swinene. Vuyeni sweswi byi vhakela ntanga lowu hi xitalo leswaku byita dyondza swotala hi ndzhawu leyi ayi lovile naswona lexi xisale xiri xivangelo nkulu lexinga sala kuva ntanga lowukulu wu vuyiseriwa endzhaku himalembe yava 90’s.

‘Ndzhawu yati Jakalas’

©Roger de la Harpe
Xana awu switiva: Ti anthropologists avana kutshemba kufikela eka 100% leswaku vito ra Mapungubwe risukela kwihi, kambe ntumbuluko warona wu hleketeleriwa kuva wusukela eka ‘ndzhawu yati (or hill) jakalas’.

Translated by Ike Ngobeni