WHat is your connection with The Witness and to Pietermaritzburg? I was born in the old Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg as there was no hospital in Richmond. My primary schooling was in Richmond. For my secondary schooling, I travelled to Pietermaritzburg every day. In my primary schooling years, I memorised the Qu’ran under the guidance of my uncle Yusuf. After matriculating at Woodlands Secondary, I went to India and embarked on theological studies. Unfortunately I could not complete them due to ill health, which necessitated my returning home after six years.