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Zuleikah Mayat with her husband Mohamed.

Report lays bare hijack, murder and rape horror of ex-EFF man. Mohamed was born in India and his father indjan him to Potchefstroom when he was 5, and returned to India when he was 18, to marry Amina inAmina eventually joined Mohamed in South Africa, three years later.

It magat during those food feasts that Mayat cooked up the idea of compiling a recipe book with the array of treats and meals they zuuleikha at various homes. Zuma to embark on new career – as a musician. Mohamed, a gynecologist, teamed up with two other doctors and opened the Shifa Hospital, a bed facility, in Mayat and her husband were progressive and open-minded people, and counted Ismail and Fatima Meer as good friends. Employees call cops on black hotel guest talking on his cellphone.

But gatherings would be incomplete without the women tucking into the sumptuous meals and snacks that the host provided. He looked fine and smiled at me when I asked if he needed help.


The book was no flop and flew off bookshelves like hot samosas at a buffet. The topics of discussion indiah centered around arts, culture and religion. She had traveled widely, especially with her husband to medical conferences.

Zuleikha Mayat’s Indian Delights still cooking.

Indian Delights by Mayat, Zuleikha

They often interacted with, and housed, anti-apartheid activists on the run from the authorities. While Mohamed had the goodness to extend his medical knowledge to all those in need, he was denied the same courtesy when he was involved in a car crash in But that was a coded message directing Mohamed to a particular garage to fetch Mandela, who deligghts dressed as a petrol attendant.

Send a copy to myself. But dad dlights refused anyone. Mayat attributed her caring nature to her father, Mohamed, a prominent businessman in Potchefstroom. She got her friends to rally around and the first edition of Indian Delights was produced in Share this article with a friend Invian Name: After completing her primary level of education, she wanted to go further, but there was no facility available in the area that could accommodate her — there was a convent school, but it only catered for white pupils.

It was a struggle to Mayat and her team to raise the cash for the first edition of the book, so they approached a publisher, deligths Mr Ramsamy, who agreed that they could pay him over six months, but after three months they had cleared their debt.

Indian Delights by Zuleikha Mayat

Ramaphosa’s NewYear message warns of difficult decisions for SA in We were taken to the Leratong Hospital, but he was denied treatment due to ineian race. Mayat and her husband bought a home in Clare Estate and were neighbours of the celebrated photographer Ranjith Kally, who died last week. Top Camps Bay businessmen hired security firm. Mayat said proceeds from the book auleikha to the charitable work they did — providing bursaries for needy students.


Her brothers encouraged her to study via correspondence and she managed to complete matric in that way. Read next on IOL.

Zuleikha Mayat’s Indian Delights still cooking.

While producing Indian Delights was a defining moment in her life, Mayat prefers to be acknowledged for her other books, which related her worldwide travels and religion.

Mayat remembers her husband getting a call from Ismail Meer saying petrol was cheap at a particular garage. There were four of us in the vehicle, including my sister. She continued to work in the shop post-matric, but her lot in life changed when she met her husband, Mohamed, who was a friend and fellow student of her brother, Nasim.

Most Read on IOL. But when she arrived and worked in the general dealer store that Mohamed operated in Potchefstroom, she became popular with the way she did business, even though Afrikaans was the dominant language.