South African Police Raid Home of President's Keepers Author, Jacques Pauw


South African journalist and author wrote the book The President's Keepers, which told of corrupt relationships that former president Jacob Zuma allegedly had with several people, including a benefactor who paid him a "salary" of R1 million a month before he became president in 2009.

Pauw's lawyer Willem de Klerk confirmed that the Hawks obtained a search and seizure warrant to conduct searches at the author's home in Riebeek-Kasteel in the Western Cape, South Africa.

The warrant relates to supposed secret documents in the possession of the author. Pauw is giving his full co-operation to the police."

The case relates to a docket opened by the State Security Agency (SSA) at the Lyttleton police station in Pretoria.


In his book, The President's Keepers, Pauw revealed the existence of a parallel intelligence network within the State Security Agency (SSA).