This house was built for Dr A. B. Xuma in 1959, after he was ejected from Sophiatown. A highly qualified medical practitioner, Xuma was President of the A. N. C. from 1940-1949. After his death in 1962, his widow Madie Hall sold the house to Dr Nthato Motlana. A community leader, his medical practice became a haven for the injured during the anti-apartheid uprisings of the 1970s and 1980s. His wife, Sally is life president of the S A Council of Churches and the Black Housewives League.