"Msaltulwa mit Lehrern in Hochsafwa." ("Msaltulwa with teachers in Upper Safwa."). Group portrait of two(?) standing female, 19 standing, crouching or seated male Africans and one baby.; Photo probably shows Msaltulwa/Msaturwa among other teachers. -- Msatulwa ("The freed"), indigenous name Wasimira Mwashitete born in about 1888 as a son of Chitete. He and his mother fell into slavery in 1891. After working for various owners, he eventually escaped and managed to contact some members of his family. In 1900 he moved to Utengule, where he obtained work with Missionary Johannes Kootz. In 1901 he started to attend mission school and was baptized. He was trained as teacher in Rungwe under Alfred Kruppa in 1903 till 1905. In Utengule he worked from 1905 onwards as teacher, translator of parts of the New Testament into Kisafwa, evangelist and member of the council of church elders. After the First World War he became the first ordained indigenous pastor in the mission province. See: Elise Kootz-Kretschmer (ed.): "Wege, die ich gegangen bin. Erlebnisse des Lehrers von Utengule, Deutsch-Ostafrika, Wasimira Msaturwa Muachitete", Herrnhut 1927. -- Cf. photos no. 11939 and 11940.