Memoirs on Dikgang Moseneke's life to be released

Pan Macmillan has announced that the two memoirs will be published over the next year.

Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - International publishing company Pan Macmillan has announced that two memoirs, covering the life of now retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke, will be published over the next year.

Moseneke, who hung up his judicial robe earlier this month, was one of the longest serving deputy chief justices in South Africa. He was appointed to the position in 2005.

Pan Macmillan says Moseneke is currently working on the final chapter of his book titled _My Own Liberator _and is set to release it in October.

Explaining how an agreement to publish the autobiography came about, the company's Terry Morris says it took more than a year to convince Moseneke to hand over his manuscript.

"He had been working on his memoir but he didn't want to commit to any type of publication until after his term of office was finished."

Morris says the first autobiography will focus on Moseneke's life on Robben Island as a prisoner and scholar.

Meanwhile, the second book, a record of some his landmark cases over the past 15 years, will be released next year.