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).