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This week on Pagecast, the podcast by Jonathan Ball Publishers, the remarkable Beverley Roos-Muller chats about her new book Hunting the Seven: How the Gugulethu Seven Assassins Were Exposed.

Roos-Muller is in conversation with award-winning journalist Beauregard Tromp, the Africa editor of the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.

Pagecast offers you insider interviews with recently published authors, looking into the process of writing, exploring the narratives within and providing you with the story behind the story.

‘Armed with beautiful writing skills, great respect for sources, a generous heart and a profound sense of justice, the author hunts for and shares with the reader the unutterably banal and brutal answer to the story of the assassinations.’ – Judge Albie Sachs

In 1986, seven young men were shot and killed by police in Gugulethu in Cape Town. The nation was told they were a ‘terrorist’ MK cell, which was plotting an attack on a police unit. An inquest followed, then a dramatic trial in 1987 and another inquest in 1989. Finally, the fact that Eugene de Kock’s Vlakplaas unit plotted and drove the operation was revealed at the Truth and Reconciliation ten years after the murders, but Vlakplaas’s real agenda remained shrouded in mystery.

In Hunting the Seven, Beverley Roos-Muller tells the story of the Gugulethu Seven and the hunt for the truth of their deaths.

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