Die tronkgesprekke

Willie Esterhuyse, Gerhard van Niekerk

ISBN:

9780624086741

Epub ISBN:

9780624086758

Publisher:

Tafelberg

Date Released:

October 2018

Price (incl. VAT):

R 280.00

Format:

Soft cover, 272pp


About this book:

In 1984 the NP government was already planning how to release Nelson Mandela. They didn't want to run the risk of creating a martyr if he died behind bars. In secret, PW Botha gave the order for negotiations to begin, sending Minister of Justice Kobie Coetsee to speak to Mandela. Slowly Mandela and Coetsee came to respect each other. Everything was top secret. PW Botha needed plausible deniability if any leaks occurred. But behind the scenes, trust built between sworn enemies.