The things I could not say

From A(ids) to Z(imbabwe)

Frank Chikane



Under President Thabo Mbeki, the presidency came in for a great deal of criticism for its handling of various matters. In The Things That Could Not be Said, Frank Chikane, director-general in the presidency of South Africa from 1996 to 2008, responds with a collection that tackles a range of key issues, including Zimbabwe.


I admire the courage with which Frank Chikane engages and reflects on the crucial period in our country’s history he is writing about. – Nomboniso Gasa


Frank Chikane is a South African civil servant, writer and cleric. He is a member of the African National Congress.