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Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed [Kindle Edition]

Mandy Wiener
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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, Glen Agliotti, and revealed an underworld dominated by drug lords, steroid-fuelled bouncers, hit men for hire, an international smuggling syndicate, a dubious security unit moonlighting for the police and sinister self-serving sleuths abusing state agencies. It even cost the country’s most senior prosecutor his job.Indemnified by an agreement struck with the state, Mikey Schultz, Nigel McGurk and Fiazal ‘Kappie’ Smith come clean to Mandy Wiener in exclusive interviews about the chilling events leading up to the night Kebble was shot dead and the life paths of the ‘bungling assassins’. Glen Agliotti, the man once accused of orchestrating the hit, has also provided Wiener with unlimited access to his story, as have other characters whose versions of the events are previously untold.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.

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About the Author

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2053 KB
  • Print Length: 438 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan South Africa (July 12, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005C3U6ZO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,202 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting novel that just happens to be non-fiction July 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Mandy Wiener was actually there throughout the whole saga. You can immediately tell that from the gripping way the story is told. Could be prescribed as a textbook on corruption and political interference. Yet once I started reading I couldn't put the book down. The complex plot is graphically explained by the author. If this had been a work of fiction one may have criticised it as implausible. The fact that the many protagonists are real people who are all still alive and well (except Kebble) makes the book astounding. A must read for anyone interested in South African business and politics, and also for anyone who loves whodunnit crime fiction (except it's true). Non South Africans who have an interest in organised crime, corruption, government interference and democracy will also find the book highly informative and interesting.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly entertaining September 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I knew very little about the Kebble affair but always wanted to know more about this intriguing issue which dominated the South African news for so long. An amazing tale of a man who arranged to have himself shot to death to escape his awful reality. Mandy Wiener has done a great job putting together a complex and almost unbelievable story which reaches to (and rocks) the very foundations of the South African constitution. Arrogance, greed, dishonesty, incompetence, vanity, stupidity, the story has it all. She started on this saga from day one and stayed with it until the end. In the process she built incredible trust and gained unique access to all the key personalities and she has consequently been able to deliver exceptionally personal portraits of all of them. I thought that these insights made this book and its topic particularly personal and engaging. The writing is very good too and adds to making this book a very good read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BUYER BEWARE! September 26, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Contrary to what one might expect from the reviews on this page, this ebook is NOT the book, Killing Kebble, but solely an author interview and author's postscript to the original book. The label "New Postscript and Author Interview Only eBook" is (intentionally?) misleading, apt to be misread as implying that only the eBook includes the New Postscript and Author Interview. What a rip-off! Buyer beware.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The one book I bought twice July 12, 2011
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When the book was launched I thought that the kindle version would be launched not long after. I was wrong and ended up being "the guy that didn't read Killing Kebble" too many times with too many people.

With little hope at that time of getting it on Kindle I bought my copy at my local Exclusive Books.

I was taken in by what learnt and in fear that many times we don't even know whats happening around us. Killing Kebble brought to light so many dark images that needed to be exposed. Mandy Weiner will be a great author judging from her first book.

I dont buy books once I'm done reading it, and I don't think many do, unless it's a gift for someone else. Today, for the first time ever I bought a book again because now I can have it on my iPad all the time. Its one of those books you just have to have with you.

I wonder when the movie will be out?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the real deal December 30, 2013
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Dear Buyer,

This version is not the full version of Killing Kebble. It is only a few pages about the actual book. Look for the full book, it is about $10. This "book" is just the postscript and author interview, that's it.

Thank you,

Ryan C
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars this "book" is not what it appears to be!! March 12, 2014
By dr
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I thought I was buying the book "Killing Kebble" but this is not the actual book. It is some sort of post script summary of some findings I think. The title is completely deceiving and the story not very compelling - zero excitement factor. Don't bother.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Killing Kebble September 6, 2012
By Bruce
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I didn't particularly enjoy this book and am sorry I purchased it. Too much like a newspaper report and not my kind of book at all.
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Absolutely excellent - what an insight into what happens right in our own world - sickening to hear the corruption going on on such a large scale
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars *thumbs down*
Nothing in here about the actual murder. Half the book is an interview with Mandy Wiener. Other half about Jacke Selebe. Save your money. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Janette Vangelder
5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10
An amazing insight into the people behind Brett Kebbles murder, well worth the read!!
You won't be able to put it down.
Published 5 months ago by Cassandra Schmidt
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read exposing the B-grade criminal underworld of Johannesburg
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. After following parts of the story for the last few years on radio and news sites, it was nice to get a complete picture of what went down, who was... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dylan Harbour
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting.
It was definitely an interesting look into the underworld of South Africa, very few people even know about. A good read.
Published 6 months ago by Juanita Jackson
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story
Overall the book gives a good insight into the many layers of lies and deception relating to the Kebble saga.
Published 7 months ago by Gavin
4.0 out of 5 stars Clinton Brown
Well written, good investigative journalism. Mandy lets you decide what really happened and reveals the scary and rife underworld of organized crime and our incompetent justice... Read more
Published 8 months ago by ClintonBrown
4.0 out of 5 stars South Africa's Achilles heel
It is a realistic portrayal of the extent to which many top company executives and internationally suspect persons have ingratiated themselves with government officials, for the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by The Power of One
3.0 out of 5 stars Facinating and scary
This is a frightening portrayal of life in South Africa which many of us could never believe - well done to Mandy for having the courage to pursue the story. Read more
Published 12 months ago by DeeM
3.0 out of 5 stars Killing Kebble
I found it far to technical and intricate - very boring actually although an interesting insight into the underworld in SA.
Published 12 months ago by donald rishworth
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