Young virgins have been performing the Zulu Royal Reed Dance for centuries wearing nothing but beads and short fringed skirts. But now King Goodwill Zwelithini has told the girls to put on sarongs or traditional undergarments called umuntsha to cover their buttocks.
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The tradition is carried out to pay homage to the King, who chooses his wives from among the dancers. Top news galleries. Virgin Zulu dancers cover up after European tourists take pictures of their bottoms Teenage girls in an African tribe have been ordered to cover up during traditional dances because European tourists keep taking pictures of their bare bottoms. More from the web. More from The Telegraph.
All camera-men are supposed to be bona fide members of the press. Photography at the traditional dances, performed by thousands of virgin girls in Nongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is strictly regulated. By Daily Telegraph reporter.