Visit Of Dr Emmanuel Taban And Andrew Croft


(from left to right) Diana, Dr Taban’s wife, Dr Emmanuel Taban and Andrew Croft


On Sunday 24th of November 2019, Mercy House was visited by Dr Emmanuel Taban and Andrew Croft. This was a very special occasion. Emmanuel’s story was published on our website in mid-2019. Having been abducted by extremists as a teenager in his homeland, Sudan, and forced into a Muslim indoctrination camp, having escaped and fled to South Africa, having made it through matric here and subsequently completing a degree in medicine, having now achieved two specialisations, one can only admire this amazing young man.

Exactly because his story is so remarkable, he decided to write a biography, and has obtained the services of highly-renowned British writer, Andrew Croft, to publish it for him. Andrew wanted to come to South Africa to see the circumstances and places Emmanuel refers to in his book about his time in South Africa. Mercy House was, of course, one of them! We were greatly privileged to have this famous visitor and look forward to reading the book. It will be launched by Exclusive Books.

The photo shows Dr Emmanuel and Andrew on their visit to us. Thank you Emmanuel and Andrew for coming!