Jacques Pauw baffled by timing of Hawks raid

Journalist Jacques Pauw has spoken out about the raid on his Western Cape home, saying he's baffled by the timing of the search.

The author of The President's Keepers says three officers arrived at his property in Riebeek Kasteel on Wednesday.

Clearly they had absolutely no idea what they were looking for, except that the warrant said they were looking for documents pertaining to the State Security Agency. So they were looking for secret documents and classified material.

Jacques Pauw, author, The President's Keepers

Interestingly the warrant was signed by a magistrate in Malmesbury. I don't know why they didn't obtain a warrant from Pretoria, where they came from.

Jacques Pauw, author, The President's Keepers

Pauw says the Hawks did not leave with any documents of significance and told Kieno Kammies he has no idea why the raid took place.

From the police investigation side, it made absolutely no sense. I was left quite dumbfounded.

Jacques Pauw, author, The President's Keepers

Pauw says he is confused by the timing of the raid, given that the book was launched several months ago.

The book was released in October, why raid my place now?

Jacques Pauw, author, The President's Keepers

Listen to the full interview below


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Jacques Pauw baffled by timing of Hawks raid


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