NANA Mnandi, who currently works in the KZN Legislature, recalls Harry Gwala receiving an invitation to visit Nelson Mandela in prison. Mnandi accompanied him as the chairperson of the Natal Midlands Women’s Organisation and they were joined by Durban struggle activist Linda Zama. She said he took them on a tour of the house, before they settled down to business. “He cut to the chase and told us he was very concerned about the ongoing violence in the Midlands and asked why we were not talking to the IFP. He said to Gwala, ‘Why are you not sitting down with Shenge [Mangosuthu Buthelezi]’.