This is a memoir of my life from childhood to retirement. I have no desire to be seen as some kind of hero. I believe that I was chosen by the Shai and Seshai Gods to do this job. I have always known that my ancestors are with me. This insight and knowledge has been the source of my strength and power to this day.
South Africa has changed dramatically in the past few decades. Life is more complex, more stressful and more demanding. We face challenges in our personal lives, in society and in global marketplace. I have always been a bitter opponent to all forms of oppression, persecution and discrimination. The apartheid regime cast a dark shadow over our country but I believe that unity can be achieved and that we can find ways to seek common ground and in order to move forward to a new state of maturity.
I was honoured and privileged to serve my country as District and Regional Magistrate. I lived my life according to the values built into the lower courts. The relationship I had with my colleagues was fulfilling and rewarding. Despite our different backgrounds, we shared the values of justice and fair play. We debated many and learned from each other. It was a sad day for me when I retired.