Between Gasela Street to the top and Mkhanyisi Maphuma Steet to the bottom lies Hood 3. Sandwiched furthermore by NY 4 to the left and NY1 (Steve Biko Drive) to the right is our next neighbourhood to be named, and one which has produced some outstanding individuals spanning several walks of life.
Notable educational institutions are the Luzuko and Songeze primary school – with the latter the first of its kind in Gugulethu. This was the inspiration of the naming of the Hood, Songeze, as the nominator stated “I’d love for children to always have this association with the hood.”
Soccer fans will be proud to know that Anele Ngcongca, the current Bafana Bafana defenders, hails from this neighbourhood and learnt his skills on these streets. Added to that , Thabo Tutu, now Director of Sports Promotion in the Western Cape government, is a former learner who graduated from Luzuko Primary School. Not to be outdone, Songeze primary produced the famous sculptor and potter, Madoda Fani!
Sporting talent doesn’t end there, as Zakes Siyalala a national representative athlete, can also trace his roots to this esteemed neighbourhood.
Other famous products of hood 3 include Sipho Ngwema, the former spokesperson of the National Prosecuting Authority.
While on neighbourhood names, Malunga Park is named after Mr Malunga, a product of this neighbourhood who went on to become the first principal of Fezeka High School.
And what of nighspots? Famous in these parts is ‘Hot & Cold’, a legendary tavern on NY 48.