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After her sudden death there was no longer any reason to hide her identity from those who had hounded her in life.Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo was the daughter of politically active parents and grew up in exile.When Fezekile was five and living in exile with her parents, she went to a neighbouring auntie's house to run a bath."For many, exile was about communal living and sharing," writes Tlhabi.During the rape trial, Fezekile's life was threatened by Zuma's baying lynch mob. "The country, their home, had spat them out," writes Tlhabi.A bubbly, intelligent, talkative young woman was forced to live like a refugee, continually on the run, ever watchful for an act of revenge."I have never been alone with him since," she writes.Tlhabi's book explores the tragic life of the woman known as Khwezi until she passed away on October 8 last year.
The gentleman's manners remained perfect - until one day he suggested she come for tea, and stay for dinner and breakfast.Fezekile describes several sinister episodes during the trial.