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Author relates how she forgave Eugene de Kock for killing her father

4 December 2019 7:47 AM
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Apartheid death squad commander Eugene de Kock
Glenack Masilo
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Candice's activist father Glenack Masilo Mama was killed by the apartheid operative when she was seven months old in 1992.

Candice Mama was born in Sophiatown in 1991 and when she was seven months old her father, Glenack Masilo Mama, was killed by apartheid operative Eugene de Kock in 1992.

In her book titled _Forgiveness Redefined, _Mama openly shares her life from her early memories of growing up with her great-grandmother in Mafikeng to adulthood.

RELATED: Family Matters: 'Forgiveness is not a decision; forgiveness is an intention'

She joins Azania Mosaka to discuss her journey to forgiving those that killed her father.

Mama says she always found that forgiveness was something that was part of her vocabulary but she never understood.

It took me taking my own journey through forgiveness to ask what it looked like for me. I only coined the term forgiveness advocate after I met Eugene and after I forgave him.

Candice Mama, Author, Forgiveness Redefined

At the age of nine Mama where she saw a picture of her father's burnt body in a book called Into the heart of Darkenss, that she knew exactly what happened to her father, she explains.

I was home alone and I opened the book, it was a picture of my dad's burnt body clutching a steering wheel. I shut the book and I left. For me, that was the defining point of my youth as I don't remember being happy after that day.

Candice Mama, Author, Forgiveness Redefined

Listen below as Mama shares how she finally got to a point where she could forgive her fathers killers:


4 December 2019 7:47 AM
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APARTHEID
Apartheid death squad commander Eugene de Kock
Glenack Masilo
Forgiveness

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