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A Human Being Died That Night: Forgiving Apartheid's Chief Killer

by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela - £8.99  Portobello Books Ltd (2006)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781846270536 | ISBN 10: 1846270537

When Eugene de Kock, commanding officer of the apartheid death squads, was sentenced to 212 years for crimes against humanity, the black South Africans outside Pretoria's surpreme court cheered and danced: the killer who had been nicknamed 'Prime Evil' by his own men would stay behind bars until the day he died.
But one woman, plagued by awkward questions about the nature of vengence and forgiveness, decided to look into the monster's heart and found a man worthy of a pardon and freedom.
During many hours of conversations, de Kock and Gobodo-Madikizela, a trained clinical psychologist, take a remarkable shared journey to the meaning of responsibility and the limits to remorse.

"A book that tugs at our humanity, compassion and integrity."
(Archbishop Desmond Tutu)

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