- Rafiki: "Khalfani was a wise leader."
Dalila: "Indeed he was."
- —Dalila and Rafiki about Khalfani
Khalfani was the former leader of Grass Walls.
Khalfani's appearance is unknown.
Although he is never physically seen in the story, it is implied by Rafiki that Khalfani was a wise and gracious leader.
Follow the Leader
When Rafiki journeys to Grass Walls and find it in ruins, he finds out from Dalila that Khalfani was killed by a leopard some time ago. Rafiki comments on how wise a leader Khalfani was and Dalila softly agrees with him. After the old leader's death, Jelani takes over as ruler of Grass Walls.