Justice Dikgang Moseneke on his life and memoir 'My Own Liberator'

South Africa's retired Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Dikgang Moseneke has released his first autobiography My Own Liberator.

He writes about the history of his forebear's and pays homage to the many communities that have played a role in shaping his identity.

He reflects on his father's upbringing in Pretoria's Lady Selbourne - the sight of forced removals by the apartheid government.

Moseneke explains how forced removals dispossessed communities - at a physical, intellectual and emotional level.

The story is meant to explain the tragedy of forced removals.

Dikgang Moseneke, author and former Deputy Chief Justice

Communities are more than geography. They create an ethos

Dikgang Moseneke, author and former Deputy Chief Justice

Moseneke tells the story of how he freed himself from the chains of apartheid, and maps how he overcame various forms of oppression.

He also delves into his political awakening as a teenager, his Pan-Africanist views and his incarceration at Robben Island when he was just 15 years old.

In 1963 he was sentenced to 10 years behind bars for his participation in anti-apartheid activities.

I always had this restlessness about oppression, exclusion, inequality and denial of dignity. Those things stayed with me.

Dikgang Moseneke, author and former Deputy Chief Justice

He shared many of his anecdotes as a political prisoner and activist, legal wisdom, as well as his opinions on the 1994 transition, land reform, current leadership and state of affairs in the country.

My Own Liberator is the first of two memoirs by Moseneke.

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