[T]o be near a corpse by being present at the burial gives one a mild form of pollution, but to touch it inflicts a stronger form of pollution, which requires more elaborate cleansing rites.

  • Source: Ngubane, Harriet. Body and mind in Zulu medicine: an ethnography of health and disease in Nyuswa-Zulu thought and practice. London ; New York: Academic Press, 1977.
  • Culture: Zulu
  • Location: Africa