Brett Kebble epitomised post-apartheid South Africa’s new breed of entrepreneur. A white mining magnate, he was politically well connected. When we met to talk about her book, Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed, she was about to go for a fitting of her wedding dress. Read “Killing Kebble An Underworld Exposed” by Mandy Wiener with Rakuten Kobo. In September one of South Africa’s most eminent mining magnates.
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This may be a difficult book for readers who are not South African as there exists a stereotype here that is found nowhere else in the world. As a radio journalist I have to write extremely short pieces for broadcast. It was ujderworld evident that his ideals did not match those in his party. Nice research behind it but it would have been better if it had been moulded into a more interesting narrative.
An Underworld Exposed by Mandy Wiener. I spent many years reporting on Glenn Agliotti; it was inevitable that he would come to know me and my work very well. There is no sense of flow at all. The review must be at least 50 characters long.
And she assaulted him? This comrade loves setting her world alight by discovering new ideas and people, and isn’t afraid to laugh the loudest. ONLY 30 plus pages!!!
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In our collective minds, this type of mafia-based violence killiing something from the narratives, bu I read this some time ago, and still cannot come to terms with the fact that this book is non-fiction.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. How she managed to keep tabs on all the developing events of this case, and keep a cool head in the face of being charmed by the “bad guys” is a marvel. Jul 29, Ruan Viljoen rated it liked it. But was I shocked? The Woman in the Window. She has tenaciously dug into this project with a passion for truth-finding, but with the killingg distance necessary to scrabble for it.
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Mandy Wiener managed to keep me riveted to the book. 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. It also took a lot of guts to get this book out there and live to tell the tale!
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Another small gripe for me is the language Mandy uses in the book. Technology that will change the face of corporate travel in SA in We appreciate your feedback. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Deshnee Subramany is our loudest employee. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The top-level investigation that followed was a tipping point for democratic South Africa.
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Mr Peter De Villiers. Though you might expect this from an investigative journalist, it unfortunately makes the reading arduous. Aug 29, Sipho Marakabi rated it really liked it. Oct 02, Joseph Monk rated it really liked it.
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The book kebblf not a regurgitation of news reports but an intricate and fascinating puzzle pieced together by the author through comprehensive interviews, courtroom attendances and on-the-scene experiences. I remember reading the press accounts of all of this but the book puts it together very nicely indeed. But it was the only, and last time that his nirvana would exist.
Also, I became very annoyed with this “journalistic” account of a factual news story with many criminal elements that had all this personal, clouded judgements and opinions and am ‘unjournali Sorry to Mandy but I thought this book was very poorly written, edited and put together.
Where being a radio reporter did add real value to my writing is in the fact that radio really is a theatre of the mind, so you look for detail and colour to illustrate a picture for the listener. And yet she did it, and she got a book out of it too.
Mandy Wiener has excelled uderworld her investigation. It is a realistic portrayal of the extent to which many zn company executives and internationally suspect persons have ingratiated themselves with government officials, for the purpose of enrichment at taxpayers’ expense.
Our Mia Malan explains the legal ins and outs in three minutes. Regardless of Brett Kebble’s demise – the question remains if a murder was staged as an assisted suicide – the deeper level of this book highlights the extraordinary skills used in public service to protect the high and mighty on all levels.
This is essentially where Mikey Schultz starts his tale.