The story of South Africa’s first high treason trial since 1994, when the country attained democracy. I covered the trial of the right wing Boeremag for three years, but soon found myself visiting the alleged mastermind behind bars over six years. Since there were so many accused in the trial, there has never been a concise record of how they wanted to topple the democratic government – until now. I spent 8 years working on this story through attending court, researching through tens of thousands of papers from the court transcripts, to ultimately piece together the different versions of events as they played out between 2001/2002.
The book is a narrative nonfiction work, with historical, political, cultural and journalistic influences. It brings perspective in the current global political landscape, where populism has become an emerging political narrative.
I have just finished co-authoring a memoir with wildlife and mental health themes. Watch this space for upcoming news on the book!