Wilf in sheep's clothing

Wilf in sheep's clothing

In the secret files of rugby legend Wilf Rosenberg, whose connections with the Israeli Mafia were revealed in last month's noseweek, is a handwritten list of 23 people whom Rosenberg describes as members of The Syndicate.

They include police officers (“Sgt Wie and Inspector Havenga”), bank officials (“Paul, FNB town, credit manager; Andrew, FNB Sandton; Christa, Nedbank Auckland Park; Mr Badenhorst, Trust Bank; two individuals from Momentum”); an attorney; and mysterious characters with names like “Max the Swiss”.

The first two names, John Ferreira and Walter Pugh, still cause a shudder to run down the spine of Rosenberg’s ex-wife Shelly.

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