The State Security Agency has spoken strongly against the new book by veteran journalist Jacques Pauw, “The President’s Keepers”.
It has vowed not to back down on its threat to get a court interdict to prevent the further distribution of the book.
SARS has also threatened to take legal action against the publishers of the book.
State Security Minister Bongani Bongo says they are not backing down. “This attempt by this book is to undermine institutions of the state, to undermine and derail issues that in our view are of national security.”
The Agency wants a court interdict to prevent the further distribution of the book. The book details allegations of bogus spies receiving millions of rand in taxpayers’ money and President Jacob Zuma’s alleged failure to declare a so-called million-rand monthly “salary” from a certain businessman.
The agency has sent a cease and desist letter to NB Publishers demanding that it withdraw the book from circulation.
But Pauw has told the agency and SARS to bring on the legal challenge. “We will defend the action. I’m not scared of them. They say I have sensitive information – that’s a contravention of the Intelligence Act. Once again, I can only contravene the Act if I’m not telling the truth.”
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