Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed (Inscribed by Author)
Author: Mandy Wiener With Author's Inscription Publisher: Macmillan ISBN-10: 1770101322 ISBN-13: 9781770101326 Condition: Very Good. Binding: Softcover Pages: 386
SKU: IZ2866 Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.4 x 2.3 cm
Weight: 0.6 kg
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In September 2005 Brett Kebble, a prominent South African mining magnate, was killed on a quiet suburban street in Johannesburg in an apparent ‘assisted suicide’. The top-level investigation that followed was a tipping point for democratic South Africa. It exposed the corrupt relationship between South Africa’s Chief of Police, Interpol President Jackie Selebi and his friend, Glenn Agliotti, and revealed an underworld dominated by drug lords, steroid-fuelled bouncers, hitmen for hire, an international smuggling syndicate, a dubious security unit moonlighting for the police and sinister self-serving sleuths abusing state agencies.
This true crime tale 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. Killing Kebble is not the story of one murder. It’s a gritty, fast-paced chronicle of how one death blew the lid off Johannesburg’s underworld