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The former apartheid spy on her memoir and contrition

Olivia has written a memoir which details how she found herself on her way to meet spy master Craig Williamson, at the headquarters of the Security Branch.

Olivia Forsyth speaks to John about how she became one of South Africa’s most notorious apartheid spies, infiltrating various student organisations, feeding vital information back to her handler.

She also chats about her memoir, Agent 407: A South African Spy Breaks Her Silence.

Olivia Forsyth says she was ignorant about Apartheid until she went to Rhodes University. She claims that she was on the wrong side and is filled with contrition.

Listen to John's conversation with Agent 407 below:

Apartheid activist and journalist, Bridget Hilton-Barber called into John's show about the betrayal she felt at Olivia's hands and speaks of how she has been left perplexed by the revelations in the book.

Olivia apologises but Bridget says she still has 'mixed feelings'.

Listen to the full conversation below:

Olivia (Agent 407) speaks about how her book is her way of apologising to all she wronged by being an apartheid spy, as well her reconciliation.


This article first appeared on 702 : The former apartheid spy on her memoir and contrition


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