Author and investigative journalist Jacques Pauw has written the best-selling book in South African history.
'The President’s Keepers' has sold almost 200 000 copies since it was published in October last year.
Jacques Pauw in conversation with John Maytham.— CapeTalk on 567AM (@CapeTalk) June 8, 2018
"It is going to take 2-4 years before we see Zuma take trial. Jacob Zuma cannot offer anyone anything now. He is powerless. As a politician he is finished and virtually gone. We going to see a very sad and lonely man in the dock." pic.twitter.com/4DlPdX7WEH
Pauw says his book would not have sold as many copies without the publicity provided by former State Security Agency boss Arthur Fraser and suspended Sars boss Tom Moyane.
Both Fraser and Moyane launched an attack on Pauw and his publishers to have the book removed from the shelves.
He says buying the book then became an act of defiance and civic resistance against the rule of Jacob Zuma.
Pauw discusses the success of his book, the investigations against him and the political climate in SA.
"Under jacob Zuma we were very close to becoming a criminal state. We were about to become a gangster state. But, I think we have stopped it."— CapeTalk on 567AM (@CapeTalk) June 8, 2018
Jacques Pauw in conversation with John Maytham.#TheBotanistGin #CapeTalkGin
"The talent is there [in the police] but we need to get rid of the cronies in the second layer"— CapeTalk on 567AM (@CapeTalk) June 8, 2018
"People want to see land distribution and Jacob Zuma in jail NOW".
-Jacques Pauw in conversation with John Maytham.@thebotanistgin @GinOclock#CapeTalkGin
I had the advantage of the State taking action against me... If Arthur Fraser hadn't tried to stop the book, I certainly wouldn't have sold so many.— Jacques Pauw, author and investigative journalist
If you sell 5 000 books, it's regarded as a good-seller. My publishers (Tafelberg) were initially brave enough to print 20 000 copies.— Jacques Pauw, author and investigative journalist
Our timing was perfect.— Jacques Pauw, author and investigative journalist
This is book number six... I never expected to sell this many.— Jacques Pauw, author and investigative journalist
There's still 3 police investigations against me.— Jacques Pauw, author and investigative journalist
I knew they would attack my credibility and come for me in any way they can. They've tried.— Jacques Pauw, author and investigative journalist
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