JOHANNESBURG – Legendary investigative journalists Jacques Pauw and Pieter-Louis Myburgh have been summoned to a meeting at Durban North Police Station in relation to their recently published books.
The pair wrote books detailing how President Jacob Zuma and others in the government have been influenced in decision making by the controversial Gupta family.
“The President’s Keepers” by Jacques Pauw highly exposes corruption and irregularities in tax affairs against President Jacob Zuma.
“The Republic of Gupta, A Story of Sate Capture” by Pieter-Louis Myburgh is also not silent in exposing the mechanics of dodgy deals and crooked cronies in the ANC government.
Both books were published to expose how the Gupta family has managed to influence the ANC government and engage in dodgy dealings at the expense of all South Africans.
As it was anticipated, both authors received severe critics from president Jacob Zuma and other members who are sympathetic to him, including the police.
The police are very active in ensuring that the two books are discredited, and say if the pair fails to attend the meeting, they will resort to legal avenues.
In a letter, lawyers representing Pieter-Louis Myburgh and Jacques Pauw have also demanded the police to explain their probe into the pair, saying they want the names of the complainants, details of the charges, and whether the NPA has decided to prosecute their clients.
The police have until 12 midday on Tuesday to respond and failure to do that, the lawyers say they’ll take legal action of their own.