MKwetha Jan 09: Vincent Mlinjana outside Kwanokathula, Plettenberg Bay
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Please visit the previous upload on Vincent to get the story behind this documentary image.
I uploaded this photo to show the shelter that was built for him. These days they are usually constructed from cardboard or plastic sheeting. This, and all his belongings inside. will be burned once this mKwetha period comes to an end. His little fire that he has to keep going all the time is visible in the entrance.
The white 'ifuta' that he has to cover himself with apparently functions as an deterrent againts bad spirits that might weaken his resolve to leave the 'stuff of boys' finally behind him.
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