EPISODE 3: A Rising Tide Lifts All Superyachts

Investigative journalists Richard Poplak and Diana Neille continue their travels around KwaZulu-Natal. As they hear from those on the ground, and as they dig deeper into the history of the embattled province, and that of its notorious former leader, Dr Zweli Mkhize, they are drawn into the heart of Assassination Nation.

- Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Premier of KwaZulu Natal, former ANC Treasurer-General, former Minister of Health
- Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa
- Sibusiso “S’bu” Zikode, President of Abahlali BaseMjondolo
- Cyril Madlala, communications consultant and former head of communications for former KZN Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize
- Chris Makhaye, freelance journalist and KZN correspondent
- Neil Coleman, Co-Founder and Senior Policy Specialist at Institute For Economic Justice (IEJ)
- Andrew Feinstein, former ANC MP turned anti-corruption advocate, author and filmmaker
- Quinn Slobodian, author, historian and the Marion Butler McLean Professor of the History of Ideas at Wellesley College
- Zackie Achmat, activist and co-founder of the Treatment Action Campaign

Archive credits:
The Forge / Associated Press / SABC News / eNews Channel Africa / Periscope Film / World Peace Foundation / Journeyman Pictures / The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

Written, produced & directed by Richard Poplak and Diana Neille
Fact checking and editorial oversight by Sasha Wales-Smith
Editing & sound design by Diana Neille, Bernard Kotze & Tevya Turok Shapiro
Original soundtrack & visual aesthetic by Bernard Kotze
Additional voice work by Ayanda Charlie
Transcriptions by Gloria Cooper
Project Manager: Kathryn Kotze
Marketing lead: Sarah Koopman
Editor-in-Chief: Branko Brkic
Deputy Editor: Jillian Green
Executive Producer: Styli Charalambous

Produced with support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation
(The content may not necessarily reflect the Foundation’s views or opinions)