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State Security Agency yet to act against Jacques Pauw

Jacques Pauw's book 'The President's Keepers' continues to make headlines and will be officially launched in Johannesburg this evening.

'The President's Keepers' author Jacques Pauw in studio with Radio 702 host Eusebius McKaiser. Picture: Radio 702

JOHANNESBURG - It's unclear if the State Security Agency will follow through with its threat to take legal action against investigative journalist Jacques Pauw and his publishers.

Pauw's book The President's Keepers continues to make headlines and will be officially launched in Johannesburg this evening.

It contains allegations against President Jacob Zuma, relating to corruption and irregularities with his tax affairs.

WATCH: Eusebius McKaiser in conversation with Jacques Pauw

Jacques Pauw in studio with Eusebius McKaiser

[WATCH LIVE] Jacques Pauw, author of The President’s Keepers, a controversial book about South Africa’s state capture, joins Eusebius Mckaiser in studio.

Posted by 702 on Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The State Security Agency and South African Revenue Service have threatened to take legal action, saying that there's been a violation of statutory provisions.

But Pauw and his publishers are not concerned about going to court over his new book.

Pauw's lawyers have responded to the State Security Agency's cease and desist letter, saying the information in the book is credible and of undeniable public interest.

Pauw has continued to call out authorities like the agency and says billions of taxpayers’ money has been spent irregularly.

“We are not allowed to know what state security spend on their projects.”

The agency's Director-General Arthur Fraser and his family, meanwhile, are seeking legal advice. The family says that Pauw has unjustly accused them of criminal activity.

But Pauw insists that there's massive fraud and corruption involving the Frasers, and an intelligence operation dubbed "Pan", costing over R1 billion.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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