The book “Good morning Mr Mandela” is a book about
metamorphosis, says its author, Zelda le Grange.

Le Grange served the late President Nelson Mandela for almost two decades as
his personal assistant, and says her memoir was written to inspire others to
change. The book is released on Thursday night.

According to Le Grange, Mandela changed the way both she and her family think
about race. She wants to inspire others to make a decision to also change. Le
Grange says many people, including her own family, will be upset reading parts
of the book – but that the bulk of the writing is in fact about the man himself
and the way he affected people’s lives.

She says she wishes former President Mandela was able to
read the book, as he knew she planned to write it. She stands by controversial
parts of the memoir that relate to how the Mandela family treated Madiba and
his wife, Graca Machel, and this will withstand legal scrutiny.

For a full interview with Le Grange, click
below.

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