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Mandy Wiener Compares Brett Kebble’s Death with the Recent Suicide of His Father, Roger Kebble

Killing KebbleRoger Kebble, the father of Brett Kebble, was found dead in his car near his home in Bishopscourt yesterday afternoon.

It seems that the elder Kebble took his own life, and he did so in a way that is unnervingly similar to his son’s assisted suicide 10 years ago. His son came to notoriety for his massive fraud, shady business dealings and curious death, and was the subject of Mandy Wiener’s bestselling book Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed.

Wiener wrote an article about Roger Kebble’s death and her previous interaction with the man for the Daily Maverick:

Roger Kebble began his career as a shift boss, a mine captain who endeared himself to his men by drinking Black Label in shebeens on Sunday afternoons. Those who knew the Kebbles during those years, as they moved from one tumbleweed town on the reef to the next, describe Roger as being “as rough as a goat’s knee” or alternatively “as rough as a bear’s ass”. Over the years, he worked his way up the company ladder. Despite being crass and uncouth, he saw to it that his sons attended the prestigious St Andrew’s school in Bloemfontein, his own alma mater.

By the early 1990s he had retired and went off to spend his twilight years on a wine farm in the Cape. But he grew bored and threw his cash into a 65-year-old embattled mine called Rand Leases. In stepped his son Brett, fresh from a stint as an article clerk, who helped him orchestrate one of the great, brazen takeovers of the industry.

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