Award-winning actress, Florence Masebe has launched her book titled, The Heart Knows. The former Muvhango actress launched the personal book yesterday surrounded by family and friends, including Basetsana Kumalo, Lerato Zah and actress, Rami Chuene.
“Until that day, when I held my dead son in my arms for hours while waiting for forensic pathology to come and fetch his body, I had never imagined the pain a mother goes through when she loses the child she birthed,”
she says in an interview with Drum.
In 2015, two days after celebrating her birthday, Florence lost her 18 month-old son in a drowning accident at a house in Bramley, Johannesburg. It is from this heart-wrenching incident that the book was born. At the launch, the veteran actress shared chilling and intimate moments of the fateful day with her guests.
The book about grief shares Florence’s pain of losing a child and is the actress’ way of helping other mothers who have gone through this ordeal to heal and overcome their pain. She describes the book as a pouring out and collection of poems and letters written by her during her time of mourning. She posted this piercing post on Instagram last month.
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I lost a huge part of me when I lost you my Prince. I still don't share much of that pain and grief with anyone outside my immediate world. When all seemed too dark to ever let any light in, my knowledge of your love gave me much needed strength. I know I'm not the only mother in grief. That is why I turned my loss into a book in your name. The Heart Knows. Kha ri luvhe! Mbaḓoo! Maṱunu Thavhani!
Social media has reacted with heart at Florence’s book offering and shared their love, support and gratitude.
— Lelo Ngeno❤️ (@Lelo2Ngeno) November 14, 2017
@FloMasebe thank you for sharing your pain and healing and helping others to confront their pain. May you be blessed always. U r an inspiration 😙😘
— Salamina Mosese (@salaminaM) November 14, 2017
— Craving wealth (@SiweNkosi) November 13, 2017
— Lebo Maruapula (@MrsMapSocialyt) November 13, 2017
— God fearing child (@VinnocentiaZ) November 13, 2017
Well done to Florence on her heartwarming and beautifully written book. Do share your thoughts with us.
Mampho Returns to Mzansi with insights into Japan
Mampho Brescia comes back to South Africa with insight into Japan.
In an effort to strengthen ties and grow mutual understanding between the two countries, the Japanese government invited South African actress, Mampho Brescia to be a representative on a week-long visit to the land of the rising sun.
During her visit, Brescia met with some of the country’s political and social development leaders where the agenda of speeding up social justice especially for women was discussed, along with Japan’s foreign policy on Africa’s engagement.
She also experienced a variety of Japanese culture, arguably one of the most fascinating cultures in the world.
Both nations, South Africa and Japan have a futuristic outlook, where they have mutual goals of creating a free and fair society where all their people have rights, and social justice. Both governments wish to advance the well-being of their citizens, and that is something that is laudable
She said that she was deeply honoured that the Japanese government had chosen her to act as a global citizen in bridging the cultural and political gap between South Africa and Japan.
Brescia, who studied cultural exchange and the politics of Japan as an exchange student in the past in Japan, said the recent visit back to Japan was both spiritually and culturally fulfilling.
In short, I took away so many lessons from Japan this time. I’d jump at the opportunity of going back there again