Anton Mostert was one of South Africa's youngest judges when he was
appointed to head a commission of inquiry into exchange control
regulations in 1978. His inquiry, seemingly innocuous, unearthed
what was at that time the greatest political scandal in the
country's history - massive corruption in the department of
information. In defiance of warnings by Prime Minister PW Botha not
to disclose his findings, Mostert released all the evidence that
had been led before him, exposing some of the most powerful men in
the country and effectively changing history. Thank You, Judge
Mostert, is taken from the inscription which appeared overnight on
bumper stickers all over South Africa in the weeks following Judge
Anton Mostert's revelations of the Information Scandal. This overt,
spontaneous outburst of public appreciation and support requires
history to be retold - for this is the story of a principled and
courageous judge who not only fiercely fought for the independence
of the judiciary and the rule of law in South Africa, but who also
fearlessly confronted the Afrikaner executive at a critical
juncture in South Africa's history.
The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
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