Businesswoman and TV personality, Basetsana Kumalo reveals reason behind the recently launched memoir titled, Bassie: My Journey Of Hope.
Before the memoir launch, she was interviewed by Bridget Masinga on Kaya FM and Basetsana spilled a whole lot that transpired writing a memoir.
The businesswoman further shared her words on Instagram.
“I was was always going to write my memoir, it was just a matter of when?
But now, 25 years of my walk with the Lord, of Freedom, of being a public figure, and of being in business…’ I have been through a lot, faced ups and downs, and I thought: ‘Maybe somebody, someday, would be able to look at my journey of hope, and it would reignite in them the hope that they also can overcome whatever it is they are facing.”
“Also it got to a point that people start to tell their story about you, and say things about you that aren’t true. So I thought, I’m going to take back my power and pen my truth in my own words. And it’s been like going for therapy, it’s been cathartic, liberating!”
“There were moments when I thought ‘that’s raw, are you willing to go down that path? And my answer was always yes.’ I had to be true to me, and to be true to my voice, and to be true to my children and to those who would go buy the book… You’d only have one chance to tell your own story, so tell it right! It’s the truest account of half of my life.” Basetsana said.
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I’ve never forgotten the image of you in that pink bejeweled gown being crowned Miss SA 1994. Our the day you summoned me to your home as a recently married young woman; you cooked me a meal, introduced me to the boys and rakgadi and told me that I could always come home. That day I drove out the gate, got home and registered at Unisa. Because you reminded me that there’s no better time to start than now. I didn’t get to tell you today, because it wasn’t about me and our relationship, it was about the #Afropolitan and their love for you. But yourself, Jacqui Mofokeng (MIss SA 1993) and Peggy-Sue Khumalo made a little flat nosed black girl in Durban believe that everything is possible and y’all continue to leave an imprint on my life even today. Congratulations on this new chapter and here’s to 25 more years of God’s mercy and blessings… to the choosen ones! ❤️🌹 Frame 2: almost all my pics with you, you’re smooshing my cheek 😂 Frame3: The “First Copy” Daughter of the Heart Dr Gule 😘 📸: @sbu_kandee