In September 2005 one of South Africa’s most prominent mining magnates and businessmen Brett Kebble was killed on a quiet suburban street in Johannesburg. The top-level investigation into the case that followed was a tipping point for democratic South Africa, exposing the corrupt relationship between the country’s Chief of Police and Interpol President Jackie Selebi and suave Mafioso Glenn Agliotti.
A lawless Johannesburg underbelly was revealed – dominated by drug lords, steroid-filled bouncers, an international smuggling syndicate, a shady security unit moonlighting for the police and sinister self-serving sleuths abusing state agencies.
Indemnified by an agreement struck with the state, Kebble’s killers Mikey Schultz, Nigel McGurk and Faizel ‘Kappie’ Smith come clean to Mandy Wiener in exclusive interviews about the events of the night Kebble was shot dead.
As Wiener unpacks the chilling events we are given insight into the accounts of the life paths leading the ‘bungling assassins’ to Kebble’s killing. The man accused of orchestrating Kebble’s murder Glenn Agliotti has provided Wiener with exclusive access to his story, as have a cast of other characters whose versions of the events are as yet untold.
Mandy Wiener is an award-winning Eyewitness News journalist. She has been covering this story for five years and has unrivalled access to the main role players.
The above was sourced from: www.polity.org.za
Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed (Kalahari.com)
Published by: Pan Macmillan South Africa
Price: R 195.00
Page Extent: 386pp
Format: Trade Paperback
The book is also available to order through Amazon.com
The Brett Kebble Killing – (Recent articles on www.iol.co.za):
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Brett Kebble’s crooked business career was also revealed in a previous book - Brett Kebble: The Inside Story, written by Barry Sergeant, and published by Struik/Sebra in September 2006.
The following was sourced from the Product Description on Amazon.com:
In September 2005, corporate South Africa was rocked by the violent murder of mining maverick Brett Kebble. In life, he was known as a billionaire patron of the arts, compassionate philanthropist, champion of black economic empowerment, urbane raconteur and generous host. But within six months of his death, Kebble was exposed as the architect of one of the biggest and most convoluted frauds seen by any stock exchange in the world, a flawed genius who lied and cheated and stole so cunningly that even astute auditors were fooled. By the time he died, Kebble was both broke and jobless. His legacy was a maze of convoluted transactions that would take forensic investigators months, perhaps years, to untangle. The trail would lead from one of the African continent’s oldest and most venerable mining houses to more than 100 shell companies; from the diamond fields of Angola to the new black elite in democratic South Africa s upmarket suburbs. But in the wake of Kebble s death, far darker secrets than his unorthodox and downright criminal transactions would also come to light.
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