Só onthou ek Suid-Afrika | Afrikaner Trots! My volk is klein, maar groot in gees. Om kampvure en samesyn, dans my leiers se skaduwees. Koffie, kampvure en bosgeluide, beskuit, bobotie en biltong. Dit is wie ek is, Afrikaans en Trots!
De Kock developed a long-time ambition of becoming an officer. After finishing school, he attempted to join the South African Defence Force, but was disqualified from enlistment because of a stutter. De Kock then joined his brother as a member of the South African Police, where he applied to join the organisation's elite Special Task Force. He was rejected again because of poor eyesight.