‘My kebabs and roti’

2013-12-07 00:00

THERE was hardly a time that Pietermaritzburg’s Rabia Motala, the wife of the late Dr Mohammed “Chota” Motala, ever visited Nelson Mandela without taking him his favourite Indian meal of kebabs and roti.

“He always referred to doc [Chota Motala] as umkhwenyana — son-in-law — because I was born in Transkei and he regarded me as his sister,” said the 82-year-old Motala.

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