An invaluable account of the personalities and organizations that will do battle in South Africa’s crucial election, scheduled for 22 April 2009, After the Party provides a riveting first-hand account of how one of the world’s premier liberation movements has lost its moral compass and the consequences for ordinary South Africans.
As much a personal memoir as it is a hard-hitting evaluation of contemporary South African politics, in After the Party former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein tells the story of how he was forced to choose between his loyalty to the ANC, the extraordinary political party that brought about the end of apartheid, and his constitutional responsibility to his country. In August 2001, Feinstein resigned as MP when confronted with the ANC’s corruption and the undermining of political institutions that was necessary to cover it up.
Andrew Feinstein will be on Start the Week on Monday, 20th April
Look out for reviews of After the Party in the Observer and the Sunday Times this Sunday