Unisa Press

To Serve and Protect

The Inkathagate scandal

Published: July 05, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-86888- 605-0
Prices: R 110

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About the book

‘To Serve and Protect’ reveals for the fi rst time the sensational details behind the apartheid government’s clandestine funding of Buthelezi’s Inkatha Freedom Party and the events that led up to the so-called Inkathagate Scandal. The story is all the more remarkable as it identifies the entire exposé was the work of one man, a white conscript, who served in the South African Police’s Security Branch.
Brian provides graphic and often disturbing details of how the SAP embarked on a ‘dirty tricks’ campaign with the aim of harassing antiapartheid activists. He spent his years in the Security Branch gathering fi les that conclusively proved that the government was funding Inkatha to fuel black-on-black political infighting. ‘To Serve and Protect’ outlines how the police’s ‘brotherhood of silence’ code was prevalent in the force and how it was frequently used to subvert the course of justice.

‘To Serve and Protect’ provides a unique insight into the murky world of espionage, outlining the elaborate schemes devised to recruit South African agents for the British Intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6.

‘The man who may have changed the course of South African History’ is how the Weekly Mail headline described Brian Morrow in 1995 when he revealed his identity as the Inkathagate whistleblower.
This is his story.

Table of content

1. Introduction: What was Inkathagate?
2. Conscript
3. Policeman
4. Thief
5. Whistleblower
6. Spy