AS IT HAPPENED - Jacques Pauw's #ThePresidentsKeepers launch interrupted by power cut

2017-11-08 17:40

An unexplained power cut has abruptly ended a discussion on Jacques Pauw's explosive book The President’s Keepers.

News24's Lizeka Tandwa covered the event.

The launch was live streamed by SABC via YouTube:

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Author and journalist Jacques Pauw's book launch was mysteriously interrupted by a power outage at the Hyde Park corner.

The Presidents Keepers was officially launched on Wednesday afternoon. During Pauw's interview with Peter Bruce, a power outage occurred to the amazement of the organisers and attendees.

According to Bruce, Eskom officials were working outside the mall and mistakenly tripped the power.

Bruce however said he found it odd that the malls generator had not taken over. The generator was started 15 minutes after the interruption. As Bruce was recovering his interview with Pauw, the power outage occurred again.

The discussion has ended with the book signing taking place.


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The launch has come to stop as the power has gone out

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It appears the lights have gone out during Jacques Pauw’s book launch

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Pauw says the drafters of the Constitution had in mind someone like Nelson Mandela when they gave enormous powers to the president.

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Pauw is now delving into the book. He starts of with his trip to Russia and meeting Paul Engelke, known as "doubly-spy", who investigated fraud and corruption at the state security agency.

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The print order for The President's Keepers has been increased significantly. The facilitator has thanked the State Security Agency for their help in promoting the book.

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"We need to ask ourselves who will benefit from having The President’s Keepers pulled from the shelves - ordinary citizens, or the corrupt, who fear that they may no longer be able to run rings around a more aware South Africa." - FutureSA

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