146pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2020
Yulandi, the oldest of five children, was rescued by police in 2014 from the house in Springs where they had been imprisoned and tortured for many years. Now 21-years-old, she tells her story to journalist Susan Cilliers. In 2018 her father was found guilty of attempted murder, rape, child abuse and neglect, using and dealing drugs, defeating and obstructing justice and sentenced to 67 years’ imprisonment, of which he must effectively serve 35 years. Her mother was given a five-year suspended jail term on charges of child neglect, defeating and obstructing justice, and drug possession.