The morning after the camping the whole group moves to the playing grounds together. A certain procedure is followed: the group keeps a very tight formation with every man touching the man in front of, behind and beside him, the pace is very slow and stylized and the group may be likened to a millipede—one organism with a million legs. Even when the group has to take a bus from one part of town to another where the football field is, they still make every effort to maintain their formation.

  • Source: Scotch, Norman A. “Magic, sorcery, and football among the urban Zulu: a case of reinterpretation under acculturation.” in Black Africa; its peoples and their cultures today, edited by John Middleton, pp. 248-252. New York: Macmillan Company, 1970.
  • Culture: Zulu
  • Location: Africa