Our new address: 220 Gladys Mazibuko Road (formerly 220 Marriott Road)

The street address for the Campbell Collections is no longer Marriott Road - our address is now 220 Gladys Mazibuko Road.

Who was Gladys Mazibuko?

Gladys Tholakele Mazibuko (1st November 1937 - 11th September 2006) was an ANC stalwart and unionist from KwaMashu township in eThekwini (Durban).

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"From 2000... [she was] an ANC councillor of Ethekwini Municipality... She served in the ANC underground structures in the late 60s. She became an activist under the United Democratic Front (UDF) in the 80s. She was among the founder members of National Education and Health Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) and served as the first NEHAWU shop steward at Bill Buchanan Nurses Home at Morningside in Durban.

"During the 80s she worked closely with the young MK operative Andrew Zondo... mobilizing people of KwaMashu to resist the apartheid local government system and the imposition of KwaZulu Homeland Government. Zondo was ultimately hanged... [for] masterminding the Amanzimtoti bomb blast in 1985.

"Mama Mazibuko was one of the very few adults who defied KwaZulu Police and openly participated in the formation of ANC structures after its unbanning in 1990. She served in the first Branch Executive Committee of Sections C & D. The Branch was later named after Andrew Zondo."2

Who were the Marriotts?

There are two Marriotts listed in The Natal Who's Who of 1906.

Samuel Marriott, born 15th April 1839 in Nottingham, England, arrived in Natal in 1861. He was Deputy District Grand Master of English Constitution Freemasons. In 1864 he joined George Russell in a small Accountant and General Agent business. He served as Deputy-Sheriff of Durban, Victoria, and Alexandra Counties from 1865 until 1880.

His son, Walter James Marriott, born 5th January 1867 in Durban, attended Durban High School. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Accountants in Natal. He lived at "Woodside" on the corner of Currie and Marriott Roads. He served as District Junior Grand Warden Natal District of English Constitution Freemasons and Vice-President of the Mitchell Park Lawn Tennis Club.3

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References

1. http://www.elections.org.za/iecweb/Other/LGE_Reports_Munic_KwaZulu-Natal_Durban-DurbanMetro%5BDurbanMetro%5D.html
Accessed 19 August 2008

2. http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/pr/2006/pr0911a.html
Accessed 15 August 2008

3. The Natal Who's Who (An Illustrated Biographical Sketch Book of Natalians), Durban: The Natal Who's Who Publishing Company, 1906, p 130.