Street name insult makes woman leave

2008-05-30 00:00

THE renaming of an Amanzimtoti Street after the man who caused her mother’s death is the last straw that has made a young woman decide to emigrate.

Elaine Shearer’s father Ian still lives in Kingsway, which will be named after Andrew Zondo following a decision by the eThekwini Council this week.

Zondo set a limpet mine at the Sanlam Centre in Kingsway on December 23, 1985, which claimed the lives of five people, including Anna Shearer.

Ian Shearer said of Elaine: “She is very bitter, as she was only 19 months old when her mother died. She never knew the most important person in her life.”

Among the other changes, Mangosuthu highway has been re-named after the ANC’s Griffiths Mxenge.

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