Young Women in Contemporary Zulu Society
by Sandra Klopper
University of Cape Town
Although she was raised in an urban environment, Dr. Zungu moved into rural KwaZulu-Natal after marrying her late husband, the son of a Zulu chief. Once there, she was given beadwork and other items of dress by the members of the Ibandla lamaNazaretha living in the ward controlled first by her father-in-law and, later, by her husband. She also went through an umemula/ukwemula "coming-of-age" ceremony before her wedding, at which she wore traditional dress.