Watch: A befitting Vha-Venda burial for Vho-Mukondeleli, Muvhango wowed for paying homage to Venda culture
Muvhango is serving us some Vha-Venda content with Vho-Mukondeleli’s funeral. No one expected Kondi to pass on, and her death shocked the nation. Now we are dealing with her funeral, and Muvhango keeps it real.
First of all, Kondi’s high profile undertaker, the Soapie chosen, is one of Limpopo’s finest. Viewers can’t get over how sophisticated her funeral is. Kondi will be committed to the ground in a costly Casket. There is another important issue that Muvhango has managed to tackle beautifully, and that is the Vha-Venda cultural aspect.
The Soapie reminded us what the original idea of the Soapie was. Firstly Kondi was buried at night, a sacred Vha-Venda tradition. James Motsamai explained why the Royals uphold this tradition. He said this happens because of some people’s witchcraft on the bodies after the burial. James said that the witches dig up the body, carve out the heart, and eat it to get stronger.
He also mentioned that it is possible that Kondi was buried somewhere else and that her body is not even in the box, meaning the box could be a decoy for the witches to go to the wrong grave.
A befitting Vha-Venda burial for Vho-Mukondeleli, Muvhango wowed for paying homage to Venda culture
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Before the funeral could occur, Kondi’s family entered into a very long discussion over the Vha-Venda traditions with the Vha-Kwevho. Kondi’s family bought the wrong goat to send off the Royal Council member.
Azwindini got furious because the family hindered the rituals supposed to be performed.
Kondi’s family didn’t want the traditions performed because they had chosen to be Christians. If you can remember well when Kondi passed, a struggle ensued between her family and Vha-Kwevho on where she should be buried, but all ended well.
Viewers were very impressed with the way the funeral was done. Azwindini was also given his flowers for fighting to uphold the Vha-Venda traditions. Viewers commended the Muvhango writers for their beautiful story and research. Vho-Mukkondeleli was buried on 6 June 2022.