They Killed Dulcie – Episode 4: Prisons of the Past

By Sound Africa and Open Secrets 17 April 2019

In the fourth episode of the podcast They Killed Dulcie the time has come to look at the evidence. What was Dulcie September investigating when she was killed? We dust off archival documents found by Open Secrets that provide important clues.

These documents, once buried in archives across the world, help us understand the secret network of intelligence agents, arms dealers and bankers, who made their fortunes by arming and sustaining the apartheid regime.

We also find Dulcie September’s personal notes not seized by intelligence agencies and double agents. Through scribbles and notes, we begin to understand how September was investigating the murky networks of apartheid profiteers which for far too long have remained unexposed.

If September was trying to expose the illicit arms trade connecting South Africa and countries like France was this the reason that an assassin was ordered to have her “removed from the equation”?

If you haven’t heard the first three episodes of the podcast you can find them here. DM

They Killed Dulcie is made by Sound Africa and Open Secrets. They are supported by The Claude Leon Foundation, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southern Africa, Joffe Charitable Trust, Luminate, Open Society Foundations & Open Society Foundation for South Africa and Hindenburg Systems.


In other news...

South Africa is in a very real battle. A political fight where terms such as truth and democracy can seem more of a suggestion as opposed to a necessity.

On one side of the battle are those openly willing to undermine the sovereignty of a democratic society, completely disregarding the weight and power of the oaths declared when they took office. If their mission was to decrease society’s trust in government - mission accomplished.

And on the other side are those who believe in the ethos of a country whose constitution was once declared the most progressive in the world. The hope that truth, justice and accountability in politics, business and society is not simply fairy tale dust sprinkled in great electoral speeches; but rather a cause that needs to be intentionally acted upon every day.

However, it would be an offensive oversight not to acknowledge that right there on the front lines, alongside whistleblowers and civil society, stand the journalists. Armed with only their determination to inform society and defend the truth, caught in the crossfire of shots fired from both sides.

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