Good Morning, Mr Mandela, the fascinating story of Zelda la Grange’s time as Former President Nelson Mandela’s assistant, is set to be made into a major motion picture.
According to reports, the book will be adapted by Shawn Slovo, Joe Slovo’s daughter, for Maven Pictures. Maven is a production company co-founded by Sting’s wife Trudie Styler and Golden Globe winner Celine Rattray.
We spoke to Zelda when her book was released about her special relationship with Mandela.
“I’m nowhere close to the person I was 10 years ago. It’s hard to describe the impact Madiba had on me because it’s just so profound. How I relate to and respect people has changed and I form opinions about everyday life differently to before.
“Things are very different without him, and grieving has been a long process. I miss him and would give anything to have even the worst moments back, just to have him close again. But every day, I’m grateful for life and the lessons I’ve learnt. That appreciation has really come from knowing him, and I celebrate him daily, by doing small things like waking early enough to watch the sunrise.”
We can’t wait to see more of her insights in on the big screen!