Umuthi Wendabuko Nemilingo yamaZulu

Inyanga nezangoma

©Dr Peter Magubane
Imithi yendabuko emphakathini wesiZulu inomsuka wayo emandulo; futhi ukusetshenziswa nokusebenza kwazo namuhla kushintshile kancane eminyakeni eminingi.

IsiZulu senza umehluko phakathi kwenyanga yokwelapha, okusebenza kwayo, namanje, ukuphatha imithi eyenziwe
kusuka ezitshalweni nasezilwaneni, kanye nombhuli (inyanga yokubhula), 'ophunga' noma ohlukanisa imbangela yezikhalazo ngokusebenzisa amathambo, amagobolondo, imbewu kanye nezinye izinto ezibonakalayo.

Umdwebi ugcina lezi zinto esitsheni esikhethekile azibeka phezu kombhede, kufana nokuphonsa amadayisi, futhi kusukela endleleni abahamba ngayo bayakwazi ukuzithoba ezinkingeni zabaklayenti.


Kuneminye imikhakha emibili yabavuli: i-isangoma iyisidingo esingakwazi ukuxhumana nemimoya yamakhosi futhi imeme imithi ngokusho kwayo, okutholakala kusukela enyangeni yokubhula; i-isanusi ingumbhuli okwazi 'ukukhipha' abenzi bemimoya nabanye abenzi bokubi.

Isangoma

©Dr Peter Magubane
Inyanga (ubuningi bezinyanga) kanye ne-isangoma bathola ulwazi lwabo namakhono ngaphezu kokufunda isikhathi eside okungenzeka emphakathini wendabuko kungaphelelwa iminyaka engama-20.

Ngokwesiko imithi amadoda nabesifazane babe nesimo esiphakeme kakhulu emphakathini, kaningi babe sesibili kuphela kunhloko. Emphakathini wesimanje wamadolobha lesi simo sesiguqulelwe ekucebeni.

Abaningi emakhaya ezindaweni zasemadolobheni banezitolo lapho banamakamelo okubonisana khona futhi abanikezela khona bese bethengisa imithi yabo.

Translated by Nsika Khoza