Dit gaan gepaard met “dryfkrag en dit waarin hulle glo.”
“ to drive out the evil spirit of racism” – into the others to do the same …
“ om bose gees van rassisme te verdryf” sodat dit meer en sterker kan word.
Daar is heelwat funksies waar daar sekere dinge buite ons kultuur en gewoontes beoefen word. En dit kom al hoe meer gereeld en sterker na vore. By Marikana is dit ook “gebruik” om nie sigbaar te wees nie. In die geskiedenis is dit ook aangewend veral as daar misdaad gepleeg word. Skaapslag en ander dinge doen, die bloed verteenwoordig hul obsessie met blankes wat uitgewis moet word. A kind of psychic vampire, the tokoloshe (or tikoloshe) is a creature of the Xhosa people of Lisotho and the southernmost African plains. Like many supernatural beings in Africa, the tokoloshe is a mixture of vampire and demon, and has a strong association with witches and sorcerers.
READ ALSO (some working together?) … ?? is this a co-incidence?
Hulle dryf hul eie rassehaat en obsessie met die heksery en dan ook opeindig met hul eie gedagtes wat uitgespreek word. Die teenoorgestelde, die “uitdryf” beteken letterlik hulle dryf, daarom “brand” hulle sekere goed en die skaap se bloed is ook die “slagting” van blankes en hul obsessie daarmee. Dit word voortgedryf, al vir etlike dekades – en dis ook baie in Afrika te sien,
Tokoloshes are called upon by malevolent people to cause trouble for others. At its least harmful a tokoloshe can be used to scare children, but its power extends to causing illness or even the death of the victim. The creature might be banished by a n’anga (spiritual healer), who has the power to expel it from the area.
In many Xhosa legends the tokoloshe is a demon that looks like a baboon and has a connection to water. It’s described as short, bulky, and has a high forehead and balding head, it walks around during night or day swinging its long arms like a monkey. But, it has many powers and can shapeshift if it chooses to. It can take human form, which will make is look almost normal since some of its monkey-like traits will still show. It may also take the form of a big black bird-like creature with a skull head so that it can fly over villages in search of victims.
Like other creatures, the tokoloshe can be used by magicians against their enemies. Such partnerships are usually the result of a pact made between the witch and creature. In return for helping the witch, the tokoloshe may ask for her cow’s milk, food, lodging or sex with the witch as payment. If the witch is male, the creature will ask for the same items, but instead it will want the man to find a woman for it to sleep with. Sometimes when doing the magicians evil deeds it will take on the form of the skull-headed bird (hili) instead, spreading disease wherever it goes. It’s said that the touch of the creature’s claw can create a lingering sickness that even the most powerful magician can’t dispel.
Strange attacks plague the township’s women, leaving the leaders at a loss to defend them. At the same time Mthnuzi, a shrewd businessman, is becoming wealthier and more popular with the ladies – something is amiss. The local reverend, Simon Nkosi, learns that Mthunzi is controlling a Tokoloshe to fulfill his greedy desires. In his greed he breaks a golden rule of maintaining control over the beast, and it goes on a rampage. Now its thirst for blood is strong and comes after Mthunzi’s women, saving the one he loves for last. Together with Reverend Simon they must take on a mythical beast that has never been defeated.
There are many examples as well – to kill animals to satisfy themselves and the Tokoloshe.
While uMama Miriam was watching TV, something in her ceiling caught her attention. But it seems… it was not exactly human. This insert originally aired on Daily Sun TV, on Friday, 07 March, on Mzansi
This little imp has got to be the most popular mythological creature in South Africa. The Tokoloshe is a gremlin in Zulu mythology. A witch doctor may send a Tokoloshe to jinx his enemies, causing anything from harmless fright to illness or death. They are described as short and hairy, with humanoid figures that can render themselves invisible by swallowing a pebble – all the better to sneak up on their victims.