I have a lot of respect for rural Zulu guys. Unlike their city-born cousins, they are single-minded to the point of obstinacy in whatever they do.

You beat the guy up thoroughly, wash your hands, go home. A week later, or even a month later, he appears in front of you again. In a calm voice, he says: "Ayiphelanga kahle. Asiqale phansi [It didn’t end well last time. Let’s start again.]"..

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