A character from a Zulu story. One day, when Untombinde and her friends were bathing, the monstrous Usiququmadevu happened to pass nearby and stole their clothes. Her friends politely asked Usiququmadevu to return their clothes to them and the monster did so. Untombinde, however, refused to demean herself by asking for her clothes and was subsequently eaten.



  • Savill, Sheila. (1977). Pears Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends: Northern Europe, Southern and Central Africa. London: Pelham.