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Lunga Mkila Reviews Askari by Jacob Dlamini

Askari: A story of collaboration and betrayal in the anti-apartheid struggleVerdict: critical carrot

The ghost of Comrade September and his ilk (dead or living dead) will forever haunt our country’s politics. After the last page of the book is turned, you can’t help but ask yourself, “Who among our self-anointed messiahs was a spy or suspected of being a spy?” How much information does Jacob Zuma, a former leader of the ANC’s intelligence, know about his comrades? Is the lack of criticism of his failures in office, of Nkandla, a result of people being afraid of being exposed?

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