Phindile Mchunu, Menzi High School
Maternal Side of the Family
My mother’s side my great grand mother is Gwamama Emma Nkosi and she got married to my great grand father who is Macasha Joe Dube after being married they went to live at Nkandla while they were living there my great great grandfather started selling chicken’s and my great great grand mother started ploughing pumpkins, mealies and sweet potatoes. After that year she got pregnant to their first born child and his name was David Mzwebindi Mchunu. He grew up and went to attend at Nkandla Primary and went to Nkandla High School he left school and went to work as a garden boy, while he was working there he met a woman called Mamazane Emily. She gave birth to their first born Albert who worked as a gardener in the nearest city of Nkandla and she had two children who are Duduzile and Bongani, they both have two children each. After having their first born they had another child and that child was Handriater who worked as a nurse at Nkandla Hospital she had six children and their name’s are Peter, Nana, who passed away in 2005, Sbongile who also passed away in 2003, Mpatile is still alive and the last borns are twins.
After that all of them they came to live at Umlazi because some of them wanted to have jobs at Durban, they left my great great grand parents to take care of the house and their crops that were planted. My great grand parents gave birth to their third born Florence who worked as a domestic worker until 1949, that was the last job she had and she had 5 children who are Moses, Bongiwe who lives at Ntumeni which is in EShowe the next one is Thambi, Thandi and the last born Gugu. The fourth born is Dini who was a security guard, he had two children who are Mafika and Thembekile both of them passed away. Fifth born is Mtozi who worked at Mbhongolwana Hospital as a nurse and she had one child and his name was Thembinkosi and he passed away while he was 2 months old.
Sixth born was Mtana who is my grand mother and she had 6 children and their names are Idah who works as a teacher at Mzwilili J.P School at D section, Umlazi, the second born is Zodwa who is my mother she works at Mbongolwane Hospital as a teacher, Bhekephi who lives at Nkandla and that is our home root, Thandayiphi who is my uncle and he passed away in 2009 and the last born is Zigizendoda who also lives at Nkandla. Zodwa is my mother’s name and she gave birth to her first born Hlengiwe who was born in 1983 after her she gave birth to me Phindile Mchunu in 1995 and she never wanted to be married up until now.