Jacques Pauw: How is State Security Agency spending its budget?
Sars and the State Security Agency have threatened legal action against Jacques Pauw and his publisher, saying parts of his book are in violation of statutory provisions.
Pauw's new book The President's Keepers contains allegations against President Jacob Zuma relating to corruption and irregularities with his tax affairs.
Sars and the State Security Agency have threatened legal action against Pauw and his publisher, saying parts of the book are in violation of statutory provisions.
Pauw maintains that his information is credible and that he hasn't broken any laws.
He's also explained how South Africans are not allowed to know what the agency spends its budget on.
“We know what happens when there are secret funds and money that’s not accountable for. It disappears into a big black hole. The State Security Agency and Crime Intelligence spend billion every year, where’s that money going to? What value are we getting for that money?”
He says that part of the Fraser family's statement released on Monday is misleading.
Arthur Fraser, the director-general of the State Security Agency is mentioned in The President's Keepers.
The Fraser family says there are several false statements in the book including that 83-year-old Mrs Fraser is an agent for an intelligence unit dubbed PAN.
Pauw says this is not what he said.
“What I said is she wasn’t an agent to go and scrounge around on the Cape Flats to look for gangsters and terrorists, she was a board member of a community-based organisation that dealt with conflict resolution at school and then contributed R10 million towards that organisation that had nothing to do with national security.”
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