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Following on from the vigorous debate generated by the best-sellingEight Days in September: The Removal of Thabo Mbeki, Frank Chikaneturns his attention to a range of issues that the presidency wascriticised for under President Thabo Mbeki.In The Things that Could Not be Said, Chikane, who was directorgeneralin the presidency from 1999 to June 2009, uses his insiderknowledge to expose what was going on behind the scenes withregard to various issues, including: local and international intelligenceprojects; the Zimbabwe facilitation process; the internationalgovernance system and diplomacy manoeuvrings; the warning lightsignored by the African National Congress; the Vusi Pikoli and JackieSelebi matters; the scourge of corruption; drugs, pharmaceuticalcompanies and the poor; Thabo Mbeki and HIV and AIDS;as well as Chikanes own experiences in the presidency, in dealingwith his poisoning and his efforts to correct the error in theTruth and Reconciliation Commissions initial report.
This is a front-row seat to South Africas recent historythat makes for thought-provoking reading.

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