Last Sunday we took a tour of the Marianhill Monastery in Durban.  The area has a fascinating history – tied in to the Trappist Monks and their missionary work as well as being responsible for educating a number of liberation leaders. Of interest to us was the grave of Benedict Vilakazi, who was an educator and author.  Although he was born in Groutville, he was educated at Marianhill, where he also later taught.  A full profile can be read here, on the KZN Literary Tourism website.

The grave is situated prominently at the front of the graveyard, which is across the road from the Marianhill Cathedral, and might be a good site to add to the heritage map we are currently developing.

Benedict Vilakazi's Grave

Benedict Vilakazi’s Grave

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