Elsdon, Alan


Die lang Generaal

ISBN: 978-1-415200-92-0

A5, 246p. R260

Generaal Lang Hendrik van den Bergh, oud-hoof van die Veiligheidspolisie en latere hoof van die destydse BOSS, was vir baie die mees gevreesde man in die ou Suid-Afrika. Hy was briljant – selfs internasionaal was hy ‘n gerekende figuur onder Koue Oorlog-spioene. Tuis het hy ‘n skrikbewind gevoer en hierdie boek, deur ‘n oud-veiligheidspolisieman, verbind hom met verskeie opspraakwekkende moorde waarom daar vandag nog raaisels hang. Dit sluit in:

  • Die sluipmoord op dr. HF Verwoerd
  • Die dood van staatspresident Nic Diederichs
  • Die dood van Steve Biko
  • Die sluipmoord op Anton Lubowski
  • Die sluipmoord op die NG-teoloog, professor Johan Heyns.

Een van die tergendste moorde waarmee generaal Van den Bergh in hierdie publikasie verbind word, is die moord op die NP-kandidaat dr. Robert Smit en sy vrou in 1977. Die skrywer verskaf ‘n fassinerende, maar terselfdertyd ‘n gesaghebbende verklaring van die geheimsinninge woorde “RAU TEM” wat destyds op die moordtoneel gespuitverf is en verskaf fotos om sy mening te staaf.


The tall Assassin

ISBN: 978-1-415200-80-3

A5, 240p. R260

General Hendrik van den Bergh, the former head of the Security Police and later head of the Bureau of State Security (BOSS), was for many, the most feared man in South Africa. He was brilliant and a noted personality among Cold War spies. Locally he reigned in terror and this book, by a former member of the Security Police, implicated him in a large number of murders, some sensational to this day. They include:

  • The assassination of dr. HF Verwoerd (Prime Minister of RSA)
  • The death of Nic Diederichs (State President of RSA)
  • The death of Steve Biko (Black Consciousness leader)
  • The assassination of Anton Lubowski (Executive member of SWAPO)
  • The assassination of Prof. Johan Heyns (Dutch-Reformed theologian).

One of the most intriguing murders to which this book links Van den Bergh are the deaths of National Party candidate dr. Robert Smit and his wife in 1977. The author offers a compelling yet convincing explanation for the meaning of the mysterious words painted at the murder scene: “RAU TEM” and provides photographs to support his assertion.


BROKEN & BETRAYED: Inge Lotz, Jessica Wheeler, Victoria Stadler

ISBN: 978-1-928434-33-7

A5, 432p. R360

The Cover Up Exposed

The 2005 brutal assault and murder of student Inge Lotz, whose body was found in her Stellenbosch apartment, remains unsolved. Strangely, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has closed the case – and shows no interest in hunting down Inge’s killers.

Also murdered in 2005 were Jessica Wheeler and Victoria Stadler, in Knysna. Heinrich van Rooyen was found guilty of these two crimes in 2007 and is serving a sentence of 30 years imprisonment without parole – until 2035. For the past 13 years, Heinrich has maintained his innocence – and alleges that he was framed by the police.

During a four-year long investigation, an unseen hand in all three murders emerged – that of the late police Director Attie Trollip, who worked closely with the NPA. Proof has emerged that he was involved in the massive  cover-up of Inge’s murder to protect the perpetrators. In the two Knysna murders, the fabrication of forensic evidence against Heinrich by Trollip can also be proved.

In this book, readers are given clues into the identities of those who murdered Inge, Jessica and Victoria. A large amount of new factual evidence has been gathered – sufficient to demand that the South African Police Services reopen all three case so that the killers can be exposed and pay for their heinous crimes.