EXPLOSIVE FINDINGS INCLUDE:
• The role of banks in economic malfeasance during apartheid, at the centre of which is an ‘arms money machine’, a secret international system used to break the arms embargo.
• The trail of money laundering that enabled the South African Defence Force to move secret funds to the value of over R500 billion (current value) on covert defence projects and weapons in violation of apartheid-era sanctions.
• A covert network of over 50 countries, including big powers and sworn enemies, was constructed to counter sanctions and illegally supply guns to Pretoria. This includes the members of the Security Council meant to police sanctions: China, France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States. The book reveals many of their identies, hidden until now.
• Details of the National Party’s key funders during the 1980s.
• How mysterious murders of National Party insiders and anti-apartheid activists, such as Dulcie September, may have been linked to Pretoria’s sanctions-busting activities.
• The networks of oil and arms sanctions busters linked to the corrupt post-apartheid arms deal.
• Details of how crimes of the past continue to haunt and cost the South African public today.