He has all the characteristics of a John le Carré hero – brilliance, wealth, disillusionment and an obsession with finding justice in the murky world of arms trade corruption.
A loner, prepared to take on even the top echelons of power, businessman Richard Young, a key whistleblower in the Arms Deal, believes he has suffered an injustice and is determined not to let up until the “end game has been played out”.
Richard Young wants to encourage whistleblowers. “I want others to see what I’ve been able to achieve with regards to the Arms Deal. I want people who know more about, say, electricity corruption or health care, oil or gas corruption, or cellular telephony – any corruption, whatever it is – to make that their hobbyhorse, to take it on and not let it rest.
“I would like another 20 small teams of people, insiders like me… to do what I have done. That is what will eventually lead to an end to the corruption which is completely out of control in this country at every level. If we don’t control it, that is the end of the Rainbow Nation.”
As we sit in the chilly ...