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Mukuru, as a figure, is the first man connected with the Niilotic people or Zulus. The current Nilotic chieftains are supposedly the reincarnations of Mukuru and are continuing his work of bring civilization to man.

However the Ovambo tribes think of him as someone who sends rain, makes crops grow, and punishes any infraction of traditional custom. He is even given a wife, Mufifi, by the Hereros, a controversial point. A.G.H.


Grimal, Pierre, Larousse World Mythology, Secaucus, New Jersey, Chartwell Books, 1965. pp. 522-523

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