As build up to a new memorial being built in kwaMashu, we are looking at heroes and heroines from the township.
First up is Alfred Nokwe, who grew up in Cato Manor and worked as a clerk in Native Affairs Administration. During the demolition of Cato Manor he was relocated to kwaMashu, despite the fact that he was working for the city council.
Nokwe started his artistic career as an actor in a play by Alan Paton, uMkhumbane. He featured in many TV dramas as an actor and later as a director/producer. Nokwe worked as a local historian and artist and also assisted destitute children in kwaMashu. He was recognised as a “living legend” by the eThekwini Municipality.