Stumbling into the third force

In the late 1980s former South African Revenue Service executive Johann van Loggerenberg did his compulsory national service in the police instead of the military. While stationed at the Narcotics Bureau in Pietermaritzburg from 1989 to 1991, he uncovered documents that put his life in peril. He recounts the terrifying experience in this edited extract from his latest book, 'Cop Under Cover'

13 September 2020 - 00:00
By Johann van Loggerenberg

One day in early 1990, a particularly cheeky drug user with whom I'd had a number of run-ins at the South African Narcotics Bureau phoned me.

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