The Question and Answer section for Cry, the Beloved Country is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
John Kumalo is the brother of Stephen Kumalo, he is a former carpenter who has become a great political leader in Johannesburg primarily because of his charisma and speaking abilities. Unlike his brother, John Kumalo has forsaken the church and...
I don't think this is explained. He might handle the mail for the area.
Which chapter are you referring to?