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Chris Hani's daughter reflects on getting sober and writing tell-all book

29 April 2017 12:07 PM
Lindiwe Hani opens up about her road to recovery from her drug addiction and the journey to writing 'Being Chris Hani's Daughter'.

Lindiwe Hani's new book, Being Chris Hani's Daughter launched in Cape Town this week.

It takes a deeper look at her personal battles with addiction, the bond she had with her father and coming face to face with his killer.

Hani has been two and a half years sober and says her never imagined making it this far.

She says she was hooked on cocaine and dagga, but tried to be a functioning addict as best as possible.

I could never have envisioned this, I wasn't ready to give up my drugs.

Lindiwe Hani

I own my sobriety and I own my addict life.

Lindiwe Hani

After a year of isolated sobriety and retrenchment, Hani approached her co-author and publisher Melinda Ferguson about sharing her story.

She spoke about the writing process, her reservations about the book, family dynamics and her relationship with her father.

Take a listen to the moving conversation:


29 April 2017 12:07 PM