The three men played instrumental roles in the struggle against the oppressive government during the dark days apartheid.Suleman and Mohamed worked very closely with the late Chief Albert Luthuliwhose political career was marked by a programme of civil disobedience for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Given the high profile nature of the two individuals after whom the two streets are renamed, the launch of the two namesbefits and honours their legacy and memory.
Cato Street in KwaDukuza has been renamed after E.V. Mohamed and Hullett after Goolam Suleman.Suleman and Mahomed provided support that Luthuli needed as he traversed the difficult terrain as a banned individual who carried on his shoulders the unenviable task of leading the African National Congress (ANC).
From behind the scenes, they became the architects and midwives of the democratic South Africa that was delivered in 1994.
The two gentlemen worked very closely with Chief Albert Luthuliwho was a banned individual at the time, practically cut off from the world.
They supported him in his workby receiving correspondence, arranging couriers, served as secretary, driver, and availed facilities forunderground ANC meetings.
Chief Luthuli was President of the ANCwhen the Freedom Charter was adopted, but was under banning orders by the apartheid regime.
Meetings had to be held to discuss the Charter with Chief Luthuli before it was adopted in Kliptown.During the 1956 Treason Trial Chief Luthuli was among 156 detainees, GoolamorganisedtheVariety Concert held in the then Stanger to raise funds for detainees.
Goolam Suleman and EV Mahomed provided the stamina that Chief Albert Luthuli needed as hetraversed the difficult terrain as a banned individual who carried on his shoulders the unenviable taskof leading the ANC. From behind the scenes, they became the architects and midwives of the democratic South Africa that was delivered in 1994.