Did Jacques Pauw lie about Jacob Zuma in his book?

JOHANNESBURG – Veteran journalist and author Jacques Pauw’s new book, The President’s Keepers – Those keeping Zuma in Power and out of Prison, is already flying off the shelves at book stores.

With none of what is said in the book being factual but only claims and allegations against no.1, the author Jaques Pauw still insists on everything to be true, which no proof or evidence that has been sent forward.

In The President’s Keepers it’s claimed Zuma received R1 million a month from a security company without declaring it to the South African Revenue Service, among other things.

While the Presidency has denied all claims and others linked to Zuma’s alleged dealings, it has threatened legal action. However, book author Jacques Pauw stands by his claims.

Among some of Pauw’s explosive claims include allegations that President Jacob Zuma earned R1 million a month from Royal Security –  a company owned by Durban businessman and well-known ANC-supporter Roy Moodley – after he was elected as the country’s president for at least four months.

The book also claims that ANC presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s campaign was being funded by cigarette manufacturer Adriano Mazzotti, who is said to be a self-confessed smuggler, fraudster and money launderer.

All these have only been claims and according to South African News sources – nothing has proven to be actually true as no facts have been brought forward regarding the allegations. Could it be that the author Jacques Pauw lied about Jacob Zuma in this book?

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is considering legal steps against investigative journalist Jacques Pauw and the Sunday Times.

Pauw’s book The President’s Keepers alleges that President Jacob Zuma received monthly payments of R1m from Roy Moodley in 2009 when he already was president, without declaring it to SARS.

“SARS wishes to categorically state that it is deeply concerned about the publication of confidential taxpayer information in contravention of Chapter 6 of the Tax Administration Act (TAA) 28 of 2011, especially Section 69 which prohibits the disclosure of taxpayer information by a SARS official or former SARS official,” reads a statement released on Friday.

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