Just after 7pm on August 31 2005, three gunmen confronted Allan Gray fund manager Stephen Mildenhall in his Cape Town home and pumped two bullets into his right shoulder, and one into his left. They fled, taking his wallet. Mildenhall who spent three days in ICU, survived.

Rumours immediately began to swirl — the juiciest of which was that Brett Kebble, the savvy, if unethical, CEO of mining companies JCI and Randgold & Exploration, was somehow responsible...

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