BOOK EXTRACT | The spoils of independence

If you think corruption in South Africa began with former president Jacob Zuma or even with apartheid, it’s time to catch a wake-up call. ‘Rogues’ Gallery: An Irreverent History of Corruption in South Africa’ written by Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall tells the story of some of the biggest skelms to grace our shores, showing that dodgy dealings have been a national pastime for as long as South African history has been written down.

This lightly edited extract is taken from Chapter 10: ‘The brothers Matanzima: Corruption’s Homeland’…..

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