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[WATCH] My faith anchored me through all my challenges - Basetsana Kumalo

10 January 2020 1:01 PM
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Bassie – My Journey of Hope

Businesswoman and former Miss South Africa gives details about her book Bassie – My Journey of Hope.

Media mogul Basetsana Kumalo's memoir Bassie – My Journey of Hope details her journey through life, her successes and failures in relationships, her faith and how she grew up.

She goes into detail about the pain of losing her mother and the good and the bad of being a public figure.

Speaking to Eusebius McKaiser, Kumalo says the book is dedicated to her children.

I dedicated the book to my children because I wanted them to know my voice and know my story through my own experiences.

Basetsana Kumalo, Businesswoman and former Miss South Africa

And also I dedicated the book to the two angels in heaven, my mother and my father. My parents were extraordinary beings. They were legendary and ahead of their time.

Basetsana Kumalo, Businesswoman and former Miss South Africa

My parents instilled in me the value of hard work and the principles of believing in yourself.

Basetsana Kumalo, Businesswoman and former Miss South Africa

The businesswoman was crowned Miss South Africa in 1994 at the dawn of democracy in South Africa's political history.

In the book, she pays tribute to Doreen Morris, who also surprised her in the studio.

She answered every question the judges threw at her.

Doreen Morris, Television anchor and producer

I remember saying to me 'Ma please help me to remain humble'. Her character was shaped by her parents.

Doreen Morris, Television anchor and producer

Kumalo says her faith carried her through the hardships she has faced in her life.

I had seven miscarriages and in 2007 I lost twins at 20 weeks. I went into depression for over two years. My family carried me through and my faith carried me through and it anchored me to know that the sun will shine again.

Basetsana Kumalo, Businesswoman and former Miss South Africa

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10 January 2020 1:01 PM
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Bassie – My Journey of Hope

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