Popular superstitions, beliefs and customs
By Justinus Sechefo

Since death was considered so terrible an occurrence in all localities, it would be out of question to classify the many inconvenient superstitions about it.

In those olden times the “leqhofa” the hut of the dead man, especially one in which an aged person died, who had no family, was left unoccupied, its entrance blocked up either withstones or bundles of grass. Kraals in which such deaths occurred were deserted and the spots no longer held fit for habitation.