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April 12, 2013

Memories of eNanda in the 1960s – P.S.N. ‘Two Boys’ Shandu

Mr Praiseworth Sizamele Nkosinathi ‘Two Boys’ Shandu recalls his memories of eNanda in the 1960s and 70s.

Listen to the recording: Memories of eNanda in the late1960s

Interview with Sabine Marschall and Xolani Magwaza at UCC, eNanda, 14 February 2013.

 

A few excerpts from this interview (transcribed by Xolani Magwaza)

During the 1960s there were few houses and there were scattered. At that time Indians had transport. They provided transport service to the African from Inanda to the City. There was no electricity and no tar roads. Buses only stopped by iNanda station. This made life hard for people who were residing in the surrounding and distant places but who used transport. People form eMzinyathi and Thafamas travelled by foot on their way back home.

There was a lady working at the post office by the name of Metty Zulu one of iNanda unsung heroes. Metty was the first female post master at iNanda. She worked her life making sure that every iNanda citizen receives his or her mail in time and sealed. During this time people use to post important items such as money. This could easily lure a worker to commit crime. However, there were complains about Metty, everybody loved her especially when she was answering her telephone. It was not clear for the people to hears whether she was saying “iNanda Dale or iNanda Girl”.

For more information on certain people or historical events mentioned in the interview click here:

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The Qadi Clan – Ulwazi Programme

The history of soccer in South Africa – South African History online

Timeline for the sport of soccer in South Africa – South African History online

 

February 6, 2013

Metty Zulu “MaGumede”

Metty Zulu is the sister of the first doctor of Inanda, doctor Gumede. Metty was the first post master of Inanda. Her work was critical as at that time people use to post things like money and other valuable parcels and due to the fact that Inanda was big for one person to handle the post matters. However Metty never disappointed. There were no complains about her service as she loved people and respected her work. She is remembered by the words she used to say when answering the post office telephone. She use to say “Inanda Day”. However some people said they were confused and they used to laugh at it because they did not know whether she was saying Inanda Girl or Inanda daily”.

Source: Interview by Xolani Magwaza with Mrs Mthalane on 2 February 2013

Listen to the recording in isiZulu: Metty Zulu