There are people who love South Africa and will defend her with all their power irrespective of the personal cost.
We call such people heroes and heroines. And Athol Williams is without a doubt one such South African hero we all should celebrate for his bravery for having defended the country against the greed of a disgraced consulting management firm, Bain.
In Deep Collusion, Athol provides an evidence based account of how Bain colluded and aided in the state capture project at South African Revenue Service (SARS) under the then Commissioner Tom Moyane.
Through his professional ties with the company, the scribe provides step-by-step evidence of how Bain’s greed through its corrupt leaders allowed itself to play a role in assisting state captors to take over control of our democratic institutions such as SARS and Telkom.
Perusing through the pages of this well-researched book, I was angry at every turn of a page for not only how a foreign company can just be so arrogant and greedy in pursuit of making profits, but also how our so-called leaders had no problem in colluding with foreigners to destroy that which also belong to them.
This is a book that will make every South African see the uncontrollable greed of multinational companies such as Bain, and how they care less about South Africans and their wellbeing.
Inside the pages of this book, I was just shocked with how Bain, despite its global reputation of years, allowed greed to tarnish its image by allowing itself to be part of those who have no moral and ethical bone.
This book is obviously the reason why the scribe is currently in a secret place, because he, without any fear, drops the names of powerful individuals who colluded with Bain to steal from South Africans. Former President Jacob Zuma, Tom Moyane, Sipho Maseko of Telkom, Duma Ndlovu are some of the names that Athol mentions as the key actors in assisting Bain to milk our state resources.
I think they will be those who will question Athol’s account in this book, because I personally believe he should have included some screenshots of the emails he used as evidence throughout. That would make it easy for readers to just believe some of his assertions without any doubt.
However, if there’s one thing that we, as readers can all agree on is that foreign companies like Bain, who still refuses to account for their role in the state capture project, should never have to do business in this country again.
This is a public interest writing at its best, and Athol should be commended for being a good South African.
Deep Collusion is a book that should make every South African proud of their countryman, but angry at the greed of our politicians and their handlers.