Rusty Labuschagne was jailed after being falsely accused of a crime

Rusty Labuschagne was jailed after being falsely accused of a crime

Survivor Rusty Labuschagne was jailed for a crime that didn't even happen. In his book, 'Beating Chains', Labuschagne paints a vivid picture of what it took to survive 10 years in the harshest conditions imaginable.

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Few would’ve survived Rusty Labuschagne’s ordeal, however, it is an incredible story of hope and resilience.

Rusty Labuschagne has been through trauma that few have experienced. 

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In 2003, the successful Zimbabwean businessman ran a safari outfit, flew his own aircraft, and had a fishing resort on Lake Kariba.

By the end of that year, he had been framed by a poacher and the police, and was wrongfully convicted by the courts of drowning a man.

He served 10 years in Zimbabwe’s prisons, including the notorious Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, where food shortages were common, there was no running water, and people were dying around him on a daily basis. He lost everything he worked for and his freedom. 

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His story is a testimony of incredible resilience in conditions most would find unbearable. He shares the life lessons he learnt - how to harness your inner strength, forgive, and show gratitude - as he found true freedom through sincerity and humility.

A story of pure grit and unparalleled inspiration.

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If you want to read about a man who loses everything, who is broken by a corrupt political system, but who then rises to fight that system on his own terms and rebuilds himself from the inside out, then read 'Beating Chains'.

Labuschagne was released from prison in 2013 and has since become a speaker on the international circuit as he delivers the dramatic account of his transformational experience. 

Labuschagne joined Rian van Heerden for a candid interview. 

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