Mandy Wiener: Where is the good thing in her new book Ministry of Crime?

Mandy Wiener ministry of crime

Mandy Wiener joins Brent Lindeque to chat about her new book and how the exposing of South Africa’s deepest darkest Underworld is actually a good thing.


She is one of the country’s best known and most credible journalists and authors, she’s worked as a multi award-winning reporter with Eyewitness News, appeared on all sorts of radio stations and she’s even been crowned as The CNN African Radio Journalist of the Year.

She has also earned a reputation for her work exposing South Africa’s deepest darkest Underworld.

This incredible South African specialises in investigative reporting and legal matters, having extensively covered both the corruption trial of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi and the infamous Brett Kebble murder trial.

And she joined the Good Things Guy show to figure out how all of this could possibly be a good thing.

“Well you gave me your business card, which is a bookmark, so that’s the good thing in this book…

But really, the good thing for me, and the reason I’ve written this book, is not to scare the hell out of anyone. I don’t want people to feel bleak afterwards and despair, I want people to read it and have a better understanding from this holistic picture of what’s going on around them.

Because people tend to bury their head in the sand and be completely oblivious to what’s going on around them… and I think it’s more important for us to be active citizens and to be aware of whats going on so the cycle doesn’t repeat itself again.”

Listen up as we delve into who the “real” bad guys are, how Mandy deals with intimidation when speaking to thugs, gangsters and corrupt officials and how the average South African can help fight corruption and state capture.

Listen to the full interview below:

Sources: Jeppe High School
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