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Qashana Khuzwayo Road
Formerly Shepstone Road
(Pinetown)

Educator, businessman and community leader, Norman Qashana Emmanuel Khuzwayo resisted the formation of Bantustans during apartheid. Khuzwayo was born on 14 June 1932 in Clermont to Simon, a business pioneer in Clermont, and Yena Khuzwayo. He was one of two brothers and five sisters.

Khuzwayo attended St Chads High School before moving to Inkamana High School were he obtained his matric in 1953. The following year he joined St Francis College in Marianhill, were he studied for a teacher’s diploma. His first teaching post was at Glencoe Secondary School were he specialised in teaching English and Social Studies. Later he moved to St Augustines, were he taught the brother of Dr Frank Mdlalose, the first Premier of KwaZulu-Natal. Wishing to work closer to his home, Khuzwayo was transferred to the newly opened Sibonelo High School in KwaMashu.

In 1959 Khuzwayo married Miriam Dikeledi Mothebe, from Orlando East, who was a trainee nurse at the time. The couple had four children, Ginger, Sibusiso, Dukuza and Vukile. Khuzwayo had a keen interest in promoting technical skills among black pupils and as a result was attached to the TV and video school in Marianhill as a volunteer headmaster. Khuzwayo’s other interests were soccer and music. He was a prominent member of the Christianenburg Church Choir. His family described him as an honourable man who always put them first. Khuzwayo was killed in 1988. He was survived by his wife, two sons and 13 grandchildren.

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