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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed


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
ISBN: 978-1-77010-132-6
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):

Blowing the lid off SA’s underworld by ... by Mandy Wiener
This story is set against the fascinating background of political interference at the highest level, a bitter feud between two arms of the country’s law-enforcement authorities, a festering police service tainted by dirty cops and the shady relationships between the magnate and aspirant young political turks who were ready recipients of his largesse.... more here

Raw world the Kebble death exposed ... by Janet Smith
Mandy Wiener walked alone into a room filled with gangsters. These were brothers in blood, men who would not sell each other out for love or money. But she had an agreement with them. They could see her manuscript about the murder of mining magnate Brett Kebble if they told her everything they knew about what happened, and everything about themselves.... more here

Murder, money and mourning …by Mandy Wiener
I’m sitting on a couch in the restaurant, waiting for Roger and Guy Kebble to meet me. It’s two weeks since Glenn Agliotti was acquitted of Brett’s murder and they have agreed to “spew their poison”.... more here

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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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11 comments :

Poster said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Killing Kebble..sheees..couldn't have happened to a better person.
A White loathing fat pig. Patron of the arts se gat, he only 'promoted Black Art' investment as yet another means to launder money. Overinflating prices for loads and loads of absolute crap churned out by unknown township 'artists'.
With his 'Brett Kebble Arts Awards', he had all the gallery owners and starving artists licking his gat and trying to ingratiate themselves with him for some recognotion and spin off. But he wasn't interested in art at all, it was all a big con. No real South African talent was ever given their due, and that purely had to do with the fact that they were either White or Afrikaans.
Great that he took some lead to the pip. Hope his bloated carcass rots in hell.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Yes, here,here. Their deaths are allways to quick, torture comes to mind.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Poster did you personally know Brett Kebble? I highly doubt it seeing as though he was classy yet understated and would never surround himself by complete insects like yourself. You're obviously jealous of him. He had everything - including a loving family. Its hard for me to believe that anyone could ever love a heartless swine like you. The man is dead, let him rest.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Poster who the fuck are you, you swine. You are a fucking disease and you need to be exterminated. I can not believe you have the decency to write something so harsh about a person you probably have never even met, because if you had met him you would know that this is all a lie. You obviously are a jealous little finger painter. Someone once told me that jealously makes you nasty and they were damn right, cause you just proved to me. You heartless human, enjoy your life I hope its a utter misery. Goodbye.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Poster I hope that one day when you lose some one that could never possibly be replaced that they headfuck you around. I hope one day you watch everything you have be tainted with cruel words and pictures. Karma is a bitch, just like you...

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Kudos to you for reading a newspaper article and a book by somebody who's surname is 'Wiener'. Your post strongly suggests that you knew Brett Kebble personally which I highly doubt you did. You and your post disgust me and I do not know how someone can be so cruel, not only to a man he did not know personally but also to a black persons art which will probably go further than you. I can't believe someone goes out there way to degrade a dead man who never did anything to you to begin with. I strongly suggest you stop wasting your CAP on posting on this site and trade your arts and crafts business into something that might actually generate some income.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I strongly doubt that an award-winning journalist, who had unrivalled access to the main role players in the Kebble saga, will risk her career and her reputation – so your statement concerning the surname 'Wiener' does not make sense! If you’ve read her book, you will understand that Mandy Wiener’s issue is with those that were indemnified for the killing of Kebble, by an agreement struck with the utter corrupt ANC government. Her views and feelings on this are shared by me and a few 10000 other folk.

Although I do not endorse the use of overly aggressive and/or vulgar language on this blog, I allow it (at my own discretion) only if it does not seriously compromise this blog’s future existence.

To all commentators...
Please do not abuse the privilege of being able to post opinions without moderation. I do not have the time to moderate comments.
Thank you!

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Tia Mysoa FUCK YOU!

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Anonymous - April 30, 2011 7:24 PM

I’ll leave your extraordinary dazzling comment here, just to show the world how intelligent you are… Bright spark!!!

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Tia Mysoa the world? Oh please just get over yourself and your unpopular blog, its on the 4th page of google. I'm sure if the world were to see it, it would be top hit on the first page. So yes, leave it there for the "world" to see it. Bright spark!!

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ the anonymous idiot above

Who are you trying to bluf here? Check out the live stats in blue in the left sidebar, or the stats link at the very bottom left.

What is it that attracts you to these pages? Could it possibly be your search for "The Truth"???

Talk some sense, or piss off!

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