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.

Lend your ear to his inspiring story on The Koketso Sachane Show:

Read More
Madiba's driver is one of beneficiaries of his inheritance

Madiba's driver is one of beneficiaries of his inheritance

Dikgang Moseneke, an executor of Nelson Mandela's estate, says they're ready to distribute assets to beneficiaries.

'Of course I wanted to be Chief Justice', says Dikgang Moseneke in parting shot

'Of course I wanted to be Chief Justice', says Dikgang Moseneke in parting shot

Former Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke, reflects on his years of serving South Africans since the dawn of democracy to date

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke retires today amid many tributes

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke retires today amid many tributes

Judges, politicians and ordinary people are paying tribute to Dikgang Moseneke and to the role he has played in our history.

Moseneke's retirement, protests and Zuma dominate the Open Line with callers

Moseneke's retirement, protests and Zuma dominate the Open Line with callers

University student protests, Zuma's presidency and Chief Justice Moseneke's retirement were talking points on the Open Line.

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke relives the day of his arrest

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke relives the day of his arrest

Redi Tlhabi gets the pleasure to speak to Honorable Dikgang Moseneke and his Mother about Women’s Month and Moseneke's journey.

Popular articles
Best bank ad ever? Andy Rice reviews Investec’s “you’re more than data”

Best bank ad ever? Andy Rice reviews Investec’s “you’re more than data”

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the advertising expert about the best and worst new advertisements.

Police apparently mulling over warrant of arrest after Grace Mugabe a no-show

Police apparently mulling over warrant of arrest after Grace Mugabe a no-show

EWN understands that lawyers representing the Zimbabwean first lady are negotiating with officers at the Sandton police station.

[LISTEN] 20-year-old SA woman traumatised by Grace Mugabe's assault

[LISTEN] 20-year-old SA woman traumatised by Grace Mugabe's assault

Gabriella Engels says she is saddened by people who are calling her names on Twitter before they understand the full story.

Traffic gridlocked as Imizamo yethu residents make their way to Cape Town

Traffic gridlocked as Imizamo yethu residents make their way to Cape Town

About 40 minibus taxis, in a convoy at a very low speed, are transporting Imizamo Yethu residents into CT for a planned protest.

Words you’ll hear: Grace Mugabe's latest nickname

Words you’ll hear: Grace Mugabe's latest nickname

Find out why Zimbabwe's First Lady should be dubbed with the moniker 'extension cord'.

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Gore about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Ocean Basket gives franchise owner the chop after assault video

Ocean Basket gives franchise owner the chop after assault video

The man was immediately divested of his shares and is no longer part of the group, explains Ocean Basket CEO Grace Harding.

WATCH: Cape schoolkids 'starstruck' after Trevor Noah,  Charlize Theron drop by

WATCH: Cape schoolkids 'starstruck' after Trevor Noah, Charlize Theron drop by

Oaklands High principal Reza Patel says it was an extremely exciting experience for both the learners and staff. We can imagine!

CoCT explains new electricity tariffs

CoCT explains new electricity tariffs

Following residents concerns over new electricity tariffs and properties being re-evaluated, Johan van der Merwe provides clarity.