Cop investigating Pauw and Myburg removed from case

Author Jacques Pauw and News24 investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh are the centre of a criminal case. Both Pauw and Myburgh have written extensively on alleged corrupt relationships and dealings involving Zuma including the release of recent books by the two.

The latest development on this is that KwaZulu-Natal police bosses have removed Colonel Reuben Govender as the investigating officer.

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Myburgh says that the first signs of trouble was when KZN police opened that case against Pauw, following the release of his book the President Keeper. Myburgh adds that details on the case, including the exact charges was scarce.

According to Myburgh, last week Govender made contact with Wilem de Klerk who is the lawyer for both him and Pauw.

Govender was indeed investigating some sort of a criminal complaint against myself and Pauw, and that we would have to at some point present ourselves to Govender. He was very amendment that we travel down to Durban to meet him there. But he kept mum on the charges.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, News24 investigative journalist

After our lawyers brought this matter to the attention of some senior SAPS provincial officials. We've now reach a point where the Provincial SAPS have pulled the case away from this Colonel Govender.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, News24 investigative journalist

Myburgh says that there is no indication that the case has been dropped, but at least Govender if off the case. This is because Govender has a history of alleged unlawful arrests, according to Myburgh.

Myburgh says one of the factors that saw the removal of Govender from the case, was a past transgression in 2014. Govender apparently arrested an individual who have a business tiff with a Mr Roy Moodley and it seemed Govender was working on Moodley's behalf.

Moodley features in some Myburgh early work and appears in Pauw's book. Moodley is a close associate of President Jacob Zuma.

This is where there is a bit of overlap between some of the work that I've conducted earlier and some of the details in Pauws book. This Roy Moodley individual does seem to be closely linked to this Govender.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, News24 investigative journalist

It becomes very concerning when you consider that it seems to be the case that at some juncture or some point in the past, that Moodley has succeeded in getting Govender to do things at his behest.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, News24 investigative journalist

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