This week sees the publication of Looted Gold, a book written by New Zealanders Blake Wilkins and Mike Dwight to debunk the myth of the missing Kruger millions, and expose the efforts of President Paul Kruger’s oligarchic regime to plunder the wealth of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR) before Kruger fled the country in May 1900.
The Kruger Millions is a hoard of gold reputed to have been hidden in South Africa by or on behalf of President Kruger to avoid it being captured by the British during the Second Boer War. According to legend, about two million pounds in buried gold and diamonds lie hidden in the Blyde River area in the province of Mpumalanga.
‘Looted Gold will take you on a roller-coaster ride of discovery illustrating in detail how the fledgling nation’s elites colluded with henchmen from Europe in their thievery,’ say its authors. ‘You’ll be aghast at how closely the shenanigans of the powerful have been replicated in modern-day South Africa.’
The book is available on Amazon Print-on-Demand, Kindle, Kobo and Ingramspark.
To watch the live-streamed book launch taking place in New Zealand on Wednesday 8 December, click here.