Ronald Lamola: 'I'm no comeback kid'

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- news24.com | 3 months ago

A young boy sits on a dusty floor on a farm in Bushbuckridge, a remote rural area near the Kruger National Park.

Obedient, he and his siblings fall into a hushed silence as his father, a farmworker, turns on the old Omega radio player. It is the early 1990s and Ronald Lamola is barely 10 years old.

He listens to the jingle announcing the news broadcast and hears reports about peace talks at Codesa, the potential of hope from meetings between Cyril Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer and how people were massacred far away at Boipatong in the Vaal.

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