Silence reigns on the shameless pillaging of Randgold. By Barry Sergeant
The nefarious pastime of money laundering is normally associated with dodgy characters carousing in exotic tax havens where palm trees hide more than the sun. However, this antisocial conduct also takes place under grey and gloomy skies in heavily regulated financial centres like London.
As time goes by, it becomes increasingly apparent that the late Brett Kebble’s most constant companion, whether he liked it or not, was probably Investec, the somewhat controversial Johannesburg-based niche bank.
The primary clue is that Investec profited, savagely and ruthlessly, from a good number of the precarious situations that the doomed entrepreneur dug himself into. Whether he was led into those holes by Investec is a subject well worth examining.