Ukuzalwa kwezingane zamaZulu

© Dr Peter Magubane

Amadoda awavunyelwe

Ukubeletha phakathi kweZulu bekulokhu kukhathazeka ngabesifazane bodwa, futhi akukho madoda avunyelwe ukuba khona lapho ezalwa. Ababelethisi bayizikhulile abesifazane base-umuzi abadlulile eminyakeni yobudala. Ngemuva kokuzalwa kwezinsana, zihlanjululwa emsamo (isigaba esingcwele ngemuva kwendawo yokuhlala) ngamanzi adluliselwe nge-inte / i (imithi ekhethekile), bese 'eqiniswa' ngokugcinwa kwemikhuba nokusebenzisa ukuqinisa imithi. Ngisho nanamuhla, bobabili omama nezingane basuke bengabodwa, ngokuvamile kuze kube yilapho intambo yomzimba iphela. Ngalesi sikhathi omama babhekwa ngokuthi 'bangcolile' futhi bangalimala okhokho emakhaya abo. Abavunyelwe ukuthinta izinto ezijwayelekile futhi badle ukudla okulungiselelwe ababelethisi, ngesidlo esikhethekile, besebenzisa i-spoon ekhethekile.

Ukuzihlukanisa kuvame ukuhlala ezinsukwini ezinhlanu kuya kweyishumi, emva kwalokho umama uhlanzwa: kufanele afafazwe ne-intelezi ngaphambi kokuba abuyele impilo yakhe evamile. Indawo yokuhlala kumele ihlanjululwe kahle, imfucumfucu yenkomo entsha isakaze phansi futhi umlilo uvutha emgodini. Emva kwalokhu, umyeni angangena futhi abone ingane yakhe okokuqala, nakuba namuhla obaba abafudukayo abavame ukubuyela ekhaya kulezi zenzakalo. Ubhiya bubizwa ukugubha nokubonga ababelethisi. Lesi senzakalo siphindaphinda lapho ubaba efika ekhaya edolobheni ukuyohlangabeza ingane yakhe.

Translated by Nsika Khoza