Image of Mariya and Chadzunda
Photographer: Arjen van de Merwe

Mariya and Chadzunda


Mariya and Chadzunda represent the perfect couple, who love and care for each other. Chadzunda is an elderly man, and hobbles to the dance ground before exploding in energy. He manifests the village chief who has great powers in his old age and wisdom. Mariya is younger, demure and attentive to her husband. They are the father and mother couple of gule wamkulu.