Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says that South Africa needs more Jacques Pauws to expose the truth and force the corrupt minority out of office.
Gordhan congratulated Pauw on his book The President’s Keepers which reveals allegations against President Jacob Zuma relating to corruption and irregularities with his tax affairs.
The former minister, who was at the launch on Thursday night, says that while he hadn’t finished the book, Pauw had done a good job.
“And it’s not my job to say whether those facts are verifiable or not. Read the book for what it is, read many more books, read contrary views if you want to.
“But at the end of the day, all of us know that the truth will prevail. And Jacques Pauw, once again, congratulations.”
Pauw says he’s meeting his legal team on Friday to prepare for any eventuality following confirmation of a Hawks investigation related to his book The President’s Keepers.
The State Security Agency confirmed on Thursday that an investigation is underway into the possible leaking of classified information in the book.
It contains serious allegations against South African Revenue Service (Sars) and claims that Zuma is a tax evader.
The second leg of the launch of Pauw’s book went ahead without incident on Thursday night in Pretoria.