Yeah down inna Ithiopia people are living naturally, so locks aint nothing strange there. But not every Dread inna Ithiopia is a Nazarene.
It a pitty that there aint no other pics to see HIM locks. But there are ones which show him as teenager, there you see him with head shaved and still some locks. This is african style. Still not everyone a Bahatawi.
Bless the man who will one day bring more dread pics of the young Tafari to the forground. I am sure there are many more.