448pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015
John Matisonn is a political and foreign correspondent. He headed the SABC’s election coverage in 1994, and was councillor on the newly-formed Independent Broadcast Authority, Over a period of 40 years Matisonn interacted with every ANC leader since Oliver Tambo and every government leader from John Vorster to Jacob Zuma.
"A well written, immaculately researched antidote to the ongoing mythologies of much of our recent past." Terry Bell, journalist and author
"This is a must-read for anyone wanting to come to grips with where South Africa finds itself 21 years after freedom." Marianne Thamm, journalist and author