"After the Party" is an explosive account of the power struggles currently dominating South African politics, and a crucial analysis of the ANC's record in power. Andrew Feinstein, a former ANC member of parliament, recounts how Mandela's successor Thabo Mbeki repressed debate within the party, imposed his AIDS denialism on government, refused to criticize Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe and stopped an investigation of a multi-billion-dollar arms deal that was tainted by allegations of high-level graft. Feinstein shows how this infamous deal epitomizes all that is rotten at the heart of the ANC. Investigating the payment of up to $200 million worth of bribes, he reveals a web of concealment and corruption involving senior politicians and officials, and figures at the highest level of South African politics. With an insider's account of the events surrounding the contentious trial of ANC President Jacob Zuma, "After the Party" is the most important book on South Africa since the end of apartheid.
ANDREW FEINSTEIN is a former ANC MP. He has written extensively for the Guardian and the New York Times, among others, and is a regular commentator on the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera and CNN. He is currently writing a book on the global arms trade.