Anemari Jansen began visiting Eugene de Kock in prison three years before his release. She published her first non-fiction title on the life of De Kock in 2014.
CapeTalk/702’s Redi Tlabi on Thursday spoke to Anemari Jansen to find out what drove her to write about the life of a man who is labelled as an "assassin for the state".
Listen to the full conversation on The Redi Tlhabi Show:
I was a child, an Afrikaaner girl growing up in the 70s, being shielded from what was really happening in our country— Anemari Jansen, author
The more I did research, the more I realised that I cannot write the Eugene de Kock story giving the whole context … then I tried to be as honest as possible.— Anemari Jansen, Author
I could never fully grasp because I was never there but I tried to assimilate what I heard and put it on paper for others to gain deeper understanding of what happened.— Anemari Jansen, Author