Morris Fynn was born in Mthwalume in 1930. He grew up in Wentworth, south of Durban and was forced to attend a coloured school because of the Bantu Education Act. This sprouted his political awareness. He joined a political party to voice his concerns but he felt that the party was too bureaucratic. Best remembered for sawing off the signs of apartheid which littered the Durban beaches. He donated the saw to the Local History Museums of Durban where it is on display at the Old Court House Museum.