My parents sent me, at the age of 11, to the best school in the world. Gandhi Maseko, my best friend, had jumped a fence to Eswatini at the age of one with his parents who joined the ANC.

There were children from all over the world, most from other African countries. I joined the ANC in Eswatini at the age of 14. My father, a church leader, always reminded us that: “It is the Methodist Church of Southern Africa not South Africa.” On holidays to neighbouring countries, we would stay in the bishop’s house. The most memorable holiday was the one to Zimbabwe. I have been to the country more times than Cape Town...

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