Image of Bokho
Photographer: Arjen van de Merwe



Bokho is one of several gule characters based on the hippopotamus. The hippo is an unpredictable and dangerous animal, and although a herbivore, will attack canoes and bite men in half. In this, he is like a sociopath who cannot restrain his aggression, and as such, is manifesting characteristics of a witch, that most antisocial of beings.