Community bids farewell to stalwart

Mrs IA Naidoo was definitely a woman of substance.

The community recently bid farewell to a strong and influential individual, who strived to empower women of Chatsworth and surrounding areas. Mrs IA Naidoo, who was affectionately known as ‘Aunty Baby’ passed away, last week.

She was a founding member of the Mobeni Heights Women’s Group where she held the position of chairman for the past 50 years. Naidoo was born on October 30, 1932 and grew up in Tinley Manor. In 1953, she married Appal Naidoo and was blessed with four children.

Naidoo, who initially resided in Durban North, later moved to Greenwood Park and then Mobeni Heights where she spent the better part of her life. She later relocated to Malvern. The dedicated woman was also a member of the Greenwood Park Women’s Circle before taking on the role of chairman.

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During her time at the Mobeni Heights Women’s Group, Naidoo dedicated her life to serving the community by upholding a pivotal role in numerous charitable fundraising drives. 

She was also a member of the Mobeni Heights Civic Association, the Mobeni Heights Senior Citizens, and the Cato Pre-Primary Association among other religious and cultural organisations. In addition to this, she was the recipient of various community awards for her dedication and service. She will be forever remembered by the legacy she leaves behind.

Bianca Lalbahadur

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