Xoliswa Ndoyiya

Sunday Times - - Insight Looking Back -

Ndoyiya worked for Man­dela as his per­sonal chef at his home in Jo­han­nes­burg from 1992 un­til he died in 2013

I re­mem­ber if I didn’t give him this tra­di­tional food for a few days he would say to me, “What’s wrong? Why are you not feed­ing me well?” I re­mem­ber how much Madiba liked pep­per with his food. When he asked for “a bit of pep­per”, what he re­ally meant was “a lot of pep­per”.

He liked a very gen­er­ous shake of the pep­per pot to make his throat glow.

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