Roger Brett Kebble (19 February – 27 September ) was a South African mining companies – see Chapter 5 “Forget the Vision and the Mission” in Muzi Kuzawayo’s book amusingly titled There’s a Tsotsi in the Board Room. In a new book, financial journalist Barry Sergeant claims the two helped disgraced mining magnate Brett Kebble steal R1,9bn in Randgold. Mandy Wiener’s first book “Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed” lays bare I always say the Brett Kebble murder was this weak point in the.

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Please register or log in to comment. The book demonstrates how many of them have bought influence in powerful circles, most notably in the police service and prosecuting authorities.

I even read the acknowledgments!

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Trump not building a ‘wall’. This book is a detailed report of some of these atrocities. There are a few reasons why I didn’t give this book a 5 star rating. I think non-South African readers may struggle with the complexity and unfamiliar names, but its well worth the effort to keep up with t Very good. What was it like getting inside their heads? First off, let me say that I think Mandy Wiener did an absolutely amazing job of putting this book together. If I played into that I would never have been able to entice that genuine emotion that comes across in the text.

Agliotti, in turn, provides his own version of how the events unfolded. Daily Maverick Book details Killing Kebble: I particularly enjoyed the focus on facts and details. Mar 23, Tammy rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Killing Kebbleplease sign up.


Did you like this article? It also made me quite irate that the author, a seasoned journalist, practically became mates with many of the criminal factions in this story, clouding her objectivity immensely from my perspective.

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Book details Killing Kebble: This novel does not do it full justice, but it certainly exposes the underside of the gangster world and the corruption that seeps through the society. All book excerpts remain copyright their authors. As a result, I find I now take more time to consider my stance on issues and develop my perspectives, which can only add value to my analysis on air as a bretr reporter. It was extremely challenging, as I am so used to reserving my opinion and producing balanced, objective second sound bites.

He was shot dead near a bridge over the M1 in AbbotsfordJohannesburg at around 9 p. There is a sense amongst many that they have dedicated their lives to the struggle and they have compromised to such an extent that they deserve far more.

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I also enjoyed the mixture brert interviews, tweets, reports, dialogue and court action. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. An intelligent, talented, kind man who went to extraordinary lengths to be loved and accepted on all levels of society. This in combination with some of the worst editing I have ever encountered makes the book immensely tedious at times. Jul 05, Friederich Blum rated it really liked it.

Mandy Wiener Brett Kebble. The top-level investigation that followed was a tipping-point for democratic South Africa. This is essentially where Mikey Schultz starts his tale.


Bidders from as far as Australia, New Zealand and Pennsylvania were at the auction. The hype surrounding this book is well-earned and this talented South African author deserves the 4-star rating as of 22 May on Goodreads. Her ability seems to lie in the fact that although you know full well that these guys are “bad boys” you still cant help liking them. It did slow down and become quite repetitive towards the end, but so did the case I suppose.

Mandy paints a violently realistic portrayal of the squalid and shady ganglands. At times i felt some sympathy for the three killers until I am reminded of the fact that they are thugs.

Oct 21, Mariaan rated it liked it. After Kebble’s murder, his family decided to cancel the awards.

I do believe the medium of Twitter elevated the public profile of this case and was a critical influence in my decision to write the book. Roger Kebble began his career as a shift boss, a mine captain who endeared himself to his men by drinking Black Label in shebeens on Sunday afternoons.

Mandy Wiener has brought the characters to life in a well written book. In stepped his son Brett, fresh from a stint as an article clerk, who helped him orchestrate one of the great, brazen takeovers of the industry.

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