INGXOTHA INAUGURATION: A ZULU HONOR FROM THE HIGHEST LEVEL

His Majesty King Zwelethini Goodwill kaBhekuzulu bestows the Inaugural Ingxotha Council Membership on Lady Annabelle Bond.

ABOUT INGXOTHA

The Historic tradition of Ingxotha dates back to the great Kings and the Honor of an Arm Band for an individual who had shown great loyalty, achievement or credence. It was exclusive in that it was sometimes awarded only once in a King's lifetime.

ABOUT LADY BOND

Seven Summits: the highest on each Continent. Everest, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Kosciuszko, Vinson, Aconcagua, Denali. This is a daunting list of mountaineering attractions. Lady Annabelle scaled all seven summits, the highest peaks on each continent in just 360 days reaching the summit of Denali in Alaska on 10th May 2005, thus making her the fastest woman climber in the world and part of an elite group of less than 115 people to have ever achieved this physical and logistical feat.

THE FIRST FRUITS CEREMONY: HIGHLY EXCLUSIVE TO THE ZULU NOBILITY,  PARTS OF WHICH ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Senior Hierarchy of the Zulu Nation gather annually to celebrate the ‘first fruit’ of the Nation, taking place early in December. It is the first fruit celebration where people bring their first harvest for the year to the King. The celebration takes place at Enyokeni Royal Palace, Nongoma.

PRINCESS NANDI ZULU

Photographed by David Dodds


This particular image was the inspiration for a major USA property publication replacing their traditional cover fare with a personality. Princess Nandi Zulu was on a promotional tour of US cities with David Dodds, and a range of images were needed to accompany the media requirements.

HIS MAJESTY KING ZWELETHINI GOODWILL kaBHEKUZULU

Portrait by David Dodds

Photographed at the Palace in Ulundi, this Image is a favourite of His Majesty, as an informal approachable transformation.

The Image is constantly used in media and Palace communications.

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ON TOUR: SARASOTA, NAPLES, JUPITER, DALLAS, PALM BEACH, WASHINGTON, NEW YORK

Princess Nandi hosted many functions across the US, including the display of this giant 1 metre fine art book on Zulu culture, animals and artifacts. Produced and photographed by David Dodds, the archival prints were hand bound into a book with a Zulu metal crest hosted on the front.

THE FEARSOME HERITAGE

The Zulu Nation is famous the world over for the achievements of its warriors in fierce combat. A brief dalliance into the history books is a worthwhile experience.