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BLACK WIDOW SOCIETY


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IN 1994 WHEN SOUTH AFRICANS were finally seeing the light of freedom and independence, three well-respected businesswomen - Talullah Ntuli, Edna Whithead and Nkosazana Khumalo - formed the Black Widow Society, a secret organisation aimed at liberating women trapped in emotionally and physically abusive relationships by assisting in 'eliminating' their errant husbands.

For fifteen years the Black Widow Society operated undetected, impeccably run by The Triumvirate with the help of their suave and mysterious hired gun, Mzwakhe Khuzwayo, a slick ex-convict meticulous in his responsibilities. But as the secret organisation recruits more members, the wheels of this welloiled machine are threatening to fall off. Will Talullah's controlling streak or Nkosazana's unfettered material aspirations jeopardise the future of the Black Widow Society?

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