SSA makes second attempt to gag Jacques Pauw's book

2017-11-08 22:11
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'We are just about a gangster state' - Jacques Pauw speaks about sizzling The President's Keepers revelations

2017-11-07 12:09

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw stands by the allegations contained in his recently-released book and joins fellow investigative journalist and author Pieter-Loius Myburgh in studio for a live discussion on The President's Keepers.WATCH

Johannesburg - The State Security Agency has sent yet another cease and desist letter to get The Presidents Keepers withdrawn from bookshelves, but this time the letter was sent to its title editor Russel Martin. 

READ: Jacques Pauw's #ThePresidentsKeepers launch interrupted by power cut

"I'm not trying to make a joke out of this. I might have to spend the next few years in court. There is a still going to be big action from law enforcement agencies... The legal reaction in the moment shows a complete idiocy in the law enforcement agency at the moment," he said. 

"The tide has started and nothing is going to stop it," Pauw said.

His lawyer Willem De Klerk confirmed to News24 that Martin had received the “threatening” letter. 

'Threatening letter'

De Klerk said the recent action by the SSA would not deter Pauw or the publishers from NB Publishers from distributing the book.

WATCH: 'We are just about a gangster state' - Jacques Pauw speaks about sizzling The President's Keepers revelations

The cease and desist letters follows a statement released by SARS on Friday morning indicating that it was seeking legal advice on what steps to take, which could include, but not be limited to, criminal and civil investigations against Pauw into the circumstances pertaining to the unlawful disclosure of confidential taxpayer information.

Exclusive books CEO Benjamin Trisk thanked the SSA for being "the best marketing team" for the book, adding that sales from the book were one of its biggest in the history in the first week.

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