Desmond Tutu expresses outrage at failing politicians in South Africa On Monday he was at the District Six museum for the launch of the struggle veteran Michael Lapsley's book Redeeming the Past, along with guests including Marius Fransman, the deputy foreign minister, and other high-ranking figures.Lapsley was an ANC chaplain who lost an eye and both hands to a parcel bomb sent by the apartheid regime. Click to read full article.
After Father Michael Lapsley was exiled by the South African Government in 1976, he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and became one of their chaplains. Whilst living in Zimbabwe he discovered he was on the South African Government hit list. In April 1990 he received a letter bomb in the post.He now runs the Institute for Healing of Memories in Cape Town.
Redeeming the Past by Father Michael Lapsley. In 1990, Fr Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest and monastic from New Zealand, exiled to Zimbabwe because of his Anti-Apartheid work in South Africa, opened a package which violently exploded. The bomb, suspected to be the work of the Apartheid-era South African secret police, blasted away both his hands and one of his eyes. Now 22 years later, Michael Lapsley tells this remarkable story in his memoir, Redeeming the Past.