Over the weekend, different authors from all over the world gathered in CapeTown for the Franschhoek Literary Festival. Amongst these authors was Anemari Jansen, author of Eugene De Kock Assassin for the State.
According to reports, Jansen was accompanied by the apartheid-era death squad leader Eugene de Kock. Apparently this did not sit well with people who came to attend the event.
Palesa Morudu, writer and MD of Cover2Cover Book was also attending the festival and was shocked to realise that de Kock was in her midst. Morudu’s brother was murdered by apartheid security police in the 1980's.
She shares her surreal experience with John Maytham.
Listen to the full conversation below:
Speaking to CapeTalk’s John Maytham, Morudu says de Kock was not only in the same venue as her but he came to sit next to her, not knowing who she was.
She says it was the bizarre situation she has ever experienced.
I saw a broken man who had to carry responsibility for the entire system.— Palesa Morudu, writer and MD of Cover2Cover Book