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In the shadow of my father – the killer

Apparently, one fateful night of 8 August 1996, Papa went to the police station where he was stationed. He booked an R-5 rifle telling colleagues that he needed it to attend to a suspect that was dangerous and heavily armed. I was told that he had to book a gun as he was no longer allowed to carry one due to his history of domestic violence which was reported to his employer, South African Police Services (SAPS)

Samora Machel – a life cut short

When Samora's eldest brother died in the mines, the mining company sent forty pounds as compensation. Other relatives came home without limbs, blind, or deathly sick from tuberculosis or pleurisy—for which they rarely received even token compensation