Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw, author of Hitmen for Hire, says the South African state has become entangled in the underworld

Mark Shaw talks about delving into South Africa’s underworld in his new book, Hitmen for Hire.

A disconcerting portrait of South Africa’s underworld: Tymon Smith reviews Hitmen for Hire

Hitmen for Hire by Mark Shaw debunks the myth that assassinations and political killings belong to South Africa’s past.

Fikile Mbalula should read this book: Marianne Thamm recommends Mark Shaw’s Hitmen for Hire

Marianne Thamm has reviewed Mark Shaw’s new book Hitmen for Hire: Exposing South Africa’s Underworld for the Daily Maverick.

The price of a life? Anything from R5,000 upwards: Read an excerpt from Hitmen for Hire by Mark Shaw

In Hitmen for Hire, author Mark Shaw takes the reader on a journey like no other, navigating a world of South Africa’s hitmen, informers, rogue policemen, taxi bosses, gang leaders and crooked businessmen.

New book exposes the world of professional hitmen in South Africa

When you next sit down at your local coffee shop, look around you: there may just be a professional hitman sitting at the next table. As author Mark Shaw reveals in this highly original and informative book, the ‘upper world’ sails perilously close to the underworld.