I write about being subjected to conditions most people would find unbearable, having to draw on my inner resources and strengths to endure the unimaginable. In the process, I developed not only a life-saving resilience but also empathy and a keen desire to help my fellow inmates.
During my first six years in prison, I watched over 2200 prisoners die, primarily from malnutrition. It was during the Zimbabwe dollar crash when there was no food outside the prison; never mind in there.
The conditions were horrific, but during those treacherous years – I learned what “a spiritual and positive mental attitude,” “the power of forgiveness,” “the importance and value in gratitude,” and what “true freedom” really mean.
My resilience, empathy, and tolerance were tested to breaking point, but little did I know it was all in God’s plans, preparing me for greater things.
In his book and to audiences, Rusty’s message is that everyone is faced with challenges, but it is who you are and the depth of your determination that will get you through life’s darkest moments. He shows how one can harness one’s inner strength and let go of what one cannot control. His talks have a broad audience appeal, from leadership lessons for CEOs and managers to inspiration and staff members’ motivation. They will all feel an impact.
VICTORY OVER INJUSTICE
Against police evidence, without a body and on presumptions, Rusty was convicted of drowning a fish poacher during Mugabe’s rule. He served 10 years in Zimbabwe’s prisons, including the notorious Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, where he suffered through the Zim dollar crash, with food shortages, no running water, and people dying around him daily.
He speaks eloquently about being subjected to conditions most people would find unendurable, having to dig deep within himself to find solutions to an unbearable situation. His resilience, ability to face adversity, and pure grit are an unparalleled inspiration.
About the Book
About 70% of this book was written in my prison cell on a smuggled cell phone and emailed to myself. All sketches I did personally after exiting prison.
In 2003, without a body and against police evidence, I was wrongly convicted of drowning a fish poacher and spent 10 harrowing years under horrendous conditions in Zimbabwe’s prisons during Mugabe’s rule. I write about being subjected to conditions most people would find unbearable, having to draw on my inner resources and strengths to endure the unimaginable. In the process, I developed not only a life-saving resilience but also empathy and a keen desire to help my fellow inmates. My faith in God, positive mental attitude, leadership qualities, and lessons in forgiveness, gratitude, and humility bring a personal, transformative and authentic message of hope and freedom.
ASIN : B084WWY8H6