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By Jacob Dlamini

In 1986 ‘Comrade September’, a charismatic ANC operative and well known MK commander, was once kidnapped from Swaziland by means of the apartheid protection police and brought around the border. After torture and interrogation, September was once ‘turned’ and earlier than lengthy the police had extracted adequate info to seek down and kill a few of his former comrades.

September underwent alterations that marked him for the remainder of his lifestyles: from resister to collaborator, rebel to counter-insurgent, innovative to counter-revolutionary and, to his former comrades, hero to traitor. Askari is the tale of those adjustments in an individual’s lifestyles and of the bigger, missed historical past of betrayal and collaboration within the fight opposed to apartheid. It seeks to appreciate why September made the alternatives he did – participating along with his captors, turning opposed to the ANC, after which removing his comrades – with no excusing these offerings. It seems to be past the black-and-white that also dominates South Africa’s political canvas, to envision the gray zones within which South Africans – opponents and non-combatants – lived.

September’s acts of betrayal shape yet one layer in a sedimentation of betrayals, for September himself was once betrayed by way of the Swazi police, whilst he was once kidnapped from his hideout in Swaziland through the apartheid demise squad in August 1986. This, then, isn't a morality story during which the strains among heroes and villains are basically drawn. whilst, the e-book doesn't declare that the competing aspects within the struggle opposed to apartheid have been ethical equivalents. It seeks to give a contribution to makes an attempt to intricate a denser, richer and extra nuanced account of South Africa’s sleek political heritage. It does so by means of studying the background of political violence in South Africa; by way of taking a look at the workings of an apartheid demise squad in an try to know how the apartheid paperwork labored; and, extra importantly, through learning the social, ethical and political universe within which apartheid collaborators like September lived and labored. this isn't a biography – a cradle-to-grave account of September’s lifestyles – although it does, the place important, examine his lifestyles. September used to be no longer the 1st resister-turned-collaborator. yet he was once additionally no traditional collaborator. this is why his tale merits telling.

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