‘Blood on their Hands’ author in Greytown

2016-10-26 06:00

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SINCE its publication in September, Jessica Pitchford’s Blood on their Hands has been the focus of much attention in the national media as Major-General Johan Booysen reveals the truth of his much talked about career.

Jessica is well known, having worked as a reporter in Johannesburg as well as hard news local television shows and says she thought she had heard it all – until she met Johan Booysen, who restored her belief in the adage “life is stranger than fiction”.

The book traces Booysen’s rise through the ranks from patrolling the streets of Amanzimtoti to being appointed major-general in 2010 and head of KZN’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation unit, the Hawks.

But it was a short lived tenure as he tackled those determined to get rid of him landing up arrested and thrown into a cell. Each legal battle he won was met with hostility and further efforts to shut him out of the criminal justice system.

Greytonians will have the opportunity to meet Jessica and General Johan on Monday 31 October at the Green Bar from 5.30pm. Copies of the book will be on sale. Dinner will be available, but booking is essential. To book, phone Lee Ann on 082 415 5611.

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