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Amakhosi
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Description Heritage Day in South Africa Coincides with the Zulu celebration of Shaka Day in honour of the founding king of the Zulu nation. On this day the Zulu King, currently King Goodwill Zwelithini, the Zulu Royal Family, the chiefs and large crowds of Zulu subjects in traditional clothing gather to celebrate. There are speeches, but there is also much dancing and singing. It was during the speeches when all the press cameras were turned on the King and Zulu politicians of the likes of former vice president Jacob Zuma, that I managed to get close to a group of amakhosi (chieftains) to take individual portraits. It is a sign of disrespect to look an older man, and particularly an "inkosi" in the eye so I had to work carefully. I kept low and my subjects were fortunately gracious.
Location KwaDukuza
Populated 1
Title Amakhosi
Media Id 55_794
Browse_path Africa Media Online/African Pictures/David Larsen
Branded_id APN114320
Pixel Size 2659 x 4031
Collections Independent Contributors
Orientation portrait
Colour Components 3
Country South Africa
City Stanger
Creation_date 2008-02-17T02:44:38
Bit Depth 24
Royalty Free no
Subcollections David Larsen
Ingestion_path Africa Media Online/African Pictures/David Larsen
Credit Line David Larsen / Independent Contributors / Africa Media Online
Media Type image
Province KwaZulu Natal
Keywords colour image ,South Africa,Africa,vertical,KwaZulu-Natal,black African man,events & activities,Heritage Day,Shaka day,traditional dress,portrait,animal skin,pride,chief,inkosi,amakosi,
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