South African security services move to ban exposé of Jacob Zuma government
Jacques Pauw’s book The President’s Keepers has been served with a cease and desist letter, but publisher and author insist it will not be withdrawn
The South African author of an explosive book that promises to expose “the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government” has vowed that he is not intimidated by efforts from the country’s state security agency to have the book banned from sale.
Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw’s The President’s Keepers is an study of what he calls “the people who have brought our country to the brink of a mafia state”. Moving from the Western Cape to Pretoria, Johannesburg and Russia, The President’s Keepers follows “a trail of lies and spies, cronies, cash and kingmakers as Pauw prises open the web of deceit that surrounds the fourth president of the democratic era”, says the publisher, NB.