About this site

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Gumede, VC

Gumede grew up as a herd boy in Natal, eventually becoming a teacher at Inanda High School.

He joined Inkatha in the late seventies.

He became Secretary to the local Inkatha branch in Inanda New Town, then Secretary of the constituency of Inanda New Town. He subsequently became Chairperson of the local branch of Inkatha.

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.