Linga Moonsamy

Sunday Times - - Insight Looking Back -

Moonsamy was an Umkhonto weSizwe op­er­a­tive who be­gan work­ing for Man­dela as a body­guard in 1994

I re­mem­ber I was as­signed first to Kathy Kathrada and then moved to Madiba, they used to call each other “madala” — old man. So one day when Kathy was at the house he saw me and said, “You know, madala, this chap used to be my chap? And you took him away from me?”

And Madiba says, “Well, he’s now my chap, madala, get your own chap.”

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