Few would’ve survived Rusty’s ordeal. An incredible story of hope and resilience. – Stephen McGown
Rusty Labuschagne has been through trauma that few have experienced. 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 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.
Rusty’s 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.
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 ‘Breaking Chains’.