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SACP labels threats against Jacques Pauw's book 'violation of freedom'

SACP labels threats against Jacques Pauw's book 'violation of freedom'”

The family of State Security Agency director general Arthur Fraser has demanded that author Jacques Pauw retract his book, The President's Keepers.

Pauw penned the explosive book which exposes, among others, an alleged plot by President Jacob Zuma to quash his massive R63 million tax bill, his failure to submit his tax returns during at least the first five years of his presidency, and how Zuma kept receiving a secret monthly pay cheque from a friend despite being paid by the State as president. "Publication of the information contained in the book does not violate the relevant intelligence statutes as you allege".

Meanwhile, Pauw is standing by his work.

Mkhwebane found herself in the fray when Ngalwana tweeted: "Yho!"

NB Publishers made it clear that the book has already been in circulation for more than a week and that thousands of copies have been sold, which removes urgency from the matter, as the SSA took nearly a week to serve the cease-and-desist letter, to which they had five days to reply.

Mosana told the news website that the public protector had the constitutional right to freedom of speech, but also felt that her comment had been misinterpreted.

The failure to do so could render them political pawns, the family said. In a statement, the family said Pauw committed the "classic journalistic deception" of not allowing facts to get in the way of a good story.

Instead, people who could afford to buy a book or the kindle version should do so, and delete the PDF. In South Africa, 5,000 books sold is considered a success, at a reported 15,000 new orders this week, Pauw's book is a runaway success. If you can not afford a book, go for it and read it. "This is not about money", he said. "We face the potential of a multitude of legal challenges, both criminal and civil".

There can thus not be any basis for an urgent court application to prevent the further distribution of the book‚ NB Publishers argue.

What the SSA's next move will be, must still be seen, as SSA spokesman Brian Dube merely said when the response is received it will be considered and the next course of action will be determined.

De Klerk was responding to the agency after it served his clients a cease-and-desist letter last week.



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