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Linda Nzama – kwaMashu Heroes and Heroines

Linda Nzama activist in KwaMashu. He left South Africa after the 1976 uprisings, joining the ANC and training as uMkhonto Wesizwe. After his return he was based in Durban where he operated a number of underground activities including youth mobilisation. In 1981 he drowned, but his death was suspicious and some people feel he was […]

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Dorris Mpamla – kwaMashu Heroes and Heroines

Dorris Mpamla was a leading activist in the KwaMashu Women’s League. She later joined the ANC after being harassed severely by the security forces due to her activities in the township. Although she never trained as an MK cadre she was instrumental in a number of underground operations, not only in KwaMashu but other townships […]

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Alfred Nokwe – kwaMashu Heroes and Heroines

Alfred Nokwe 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. His first professional acting production was in 1960, in a cameo role in Alan Paton’s Mkhumbane directed by Malcolm Woolfson, a play that coincided with the riots in […]

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