Nov 4, 2017

The BIGGEST political exposé to hit South Africa by JACQUES PAUW

The BIGGEST political exposé to hit South Africa by JACQUES PAUW

South Africa, are you ready for the biggest political exposé of the year?

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women. 

As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he remains in power and out of prison. But is Zuma the puppet master, or their puppet?

Journey with Pauw as he explores the shadow mafia state. From KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to the corridors of power in Pretoria and Johannesburg – and even to clandestine meetings in Russia. It’s 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.

"An amazing piece of work, stuffed with anecdote and evidence. It will light fires all through the state and the ANC." ~ Peter Bruce

"This is dynamite. Dynamite that will shake the foundations of the halls of power." ~ Max du Preez

Press Release from NB Publishers:
November 3, 2017

NB Publishers, the publishers of The President’s Keepers by Jacques Pauw, has received a cease-and-desist letter from the State Security Agency (SSA) demanding that we withdraw the book from the stores and retract parts of the book.

The SSA is further threatening to go to court to get an “interdict preventing [NB Publishers] from further distribution, further printing, publishing or promotion of the book” should we not withdraw it from the book shops, and “institute criminal charges against you and any other individual concerned in relation to those parts of the book which are in violation of the relevant statutes.”

The SSA says in the lawyer’s letter, sent this week, that: “… we record that the book contains parts that are in contravention of the Intelligence Service Act, Act 65 of 2002”.

“As our client is constitutionally mandated to ensure the security of the State and protect the identity of its members and agents, it has a duty to act in instances where such security is breached either by disclosure of its legitimate operational methods, classified documents, as well as the identity of its agents,” says the letter.

This follows the publication of Jacques Pauw’s explosive new book, The President’s Keepers, by Tafelberg, an imprint of NB Publishers, on 29 October 2017.

In the book, the highly respected journalist and author Pauw – who exposed the apartheid-era Vlakplaas death squads when he worked for the anti-apartheid Vrye Weekblad newspaper – blows the lid off South Africa’s gangster state. The President’s Keepers exposes how millions of rands of tax payers’ money flowed into the bank accounts of bogus spies among other stunning revelations about President Jacob Zuma’s compromised government and dirty tricks in SA’s law-enforcement agencies.

NB Publishers stands by our author, Jacques Pauw, and the book, The President’s Keepers. Our attorney will respond to the SSA’s letter.

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Top customer reviews:
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Wish I could read this faster
By Sonja O on October 29, 2017
Gripping 1st couple of pages, couldn't wait to finish the chapter to write a review. If you've read, Rogue by Johann van Loggerenberg, Blood on their Hands by Gen Johan Booysen, Betrayel of the Promise, Peaceful Revolution by Niel Barnard (so many others to mention but these are recent), then I think Mr Pauw's book is about to fill in some gaps and judging by his writing style, I'm not going to get much done but read.

Shock and horror
By Kindle Customer on October 29, 2017
Absolute shock and horror for a country that once had much potential. If just a quarter of the content of this book is true, South Africa is in deep deep trouble. What lays ahead? Nobody can tell. But it doesn't look good by any account. Countries don't revive from damage like this by mere replacement of a compromised president and cabinet. The damage is deep. It will take many years to repair. And who will be there to do so? Good luck, South Africa, you're going to need it.

An extraordinary book
By JH on October 31, 2017
This is an extraordinary book, laying bare the awful cancerous rot that keeps Jacob Zuma in power and out of jail. It reads like a spy thriller. If only it were fiction, not nightmarish fact. In devastating, forensic detail, Jacques Pauw peels away the layers of corruption and criminality to expose a toxic presidency and the coterie of crooks and gangsters destroying South Africa. It is a book that every South African should read.

“He is a gangster like us”!
By Paul Pregnolato on November 2, 2017
I bought the hard copy last night at Exclusive Books at the V&A - I’m 128 pages in and It is absolutely mind-boggling at how utterly corrupt Zuma and his gang are - Nkandla is small fry compared to some of the revelations in this book - and how the machinations of a coeterie of greedy, unprincipled and corrupt thugs have brought this country to the brink of economic implosion. One comment by Glenn Agliotti (he of Brett Kebble imfamy) sums it up best:

“He [Zuma] is a gangster like us”

Fascinating and frightening in equal measure and a definite must-have if you have half a brain and give a damn about South Africa.

Brilliant journalism as always from Jacques Pauw
By Mike Campbell on October 29, 2017
Absolutely mind blowing! Brilliant journalism as always from Jacques Pauw.

Reads like a thriller
By Monica Rubombora on November 3, 2017
Rushed to buy the book because the headline news was that it was about to get banned. Just read through a few chapters & thus far it does read like a thriller. Still not sure what to make of it yet.

Five Stars
By Anthony Collins on November 3, 2017
A brilliant expose of the Zuma goverment in South Africa

Informing the public
By justin beswick on November 3, 2017
Crucial information now in the public domain that further informs the citizens of South Africa about the ongoing corruption around Zuma and his cronies.

The President's Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison


UPDATE - 5 NOV 2017

Facebook message by Jacques Pauw, dated 5 November 2017
"I have been inundated with requests from people who want to pay me for the free PDF copies of The President’s Keepers that they downloaded from the internet. I am not going to accept any money. This is my take: if you have a PDF copy and can afford to buy a book, please do it. Erase the PDF and buy a book or the kindle version. If you can't find a book now, read the PDF but you should still order a book. If you cannot afford a book, go for it and read it. You have my blessing. This is not about money. It is about your support that is going to enable us to legally lock horns with SARS, the State Security Agency and whoever else drags us to court. We face the potential of a multitude of legal challenges, both criminal and civil. If you read the book, you will realize that it is a tried and tested strategy of the State to legally worn out their enemies. This might well be another of those cases. It was incredibly brave of Nasionale Boeke and Tafelberg to publish this book, and we have already incurred substantial legal costs in the run-up to publication. It has the potential to be massive. According to the SSA, it will start this week when they bring an urgent application to remove the book from the shelves. We are not intimidated. We are printing even more books. Just Exclusives Books has ordered another 15,000 copies. There will be books available. You can order so long if you can't find a copy right away." - Jacques Pauw (Facebook)