The spy who went in too deep


The spy who went in too deep

Raymond van Staden died heroically, after plunging into treacherous currents off Amanzimtoti beach to go the aid of a man and a boy struggling in the raging surf.

Within hours of his death there was an extraordinary rush by a host of shady characters to loot his home and offices.

Once again the spotlight is cast on how notorious apartheid-era police operatives have come to dominate the country’s private investigations business.

And how many “blue chip” companies – and leading figures in the ANC – happily continue to make use of these old security branch men’s services to advance their own often sinister interests.

 

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