Pauw, Myburgh 'unsure' of charges against them
Author Jacques Pauw confirmed that KwaZulu-Natal colonel Reuben Govender has been removed from the case against him and Pieter-Louis Myburgh.
Myburgh says they are still unsure about the details of the charges brought against him and Pauw but they have learned that charges may be connected to crimen injuria or defamation of character.
Pauw confirmed earlier on Tuesday that KwaZulu-Natal colonel Reuben Govender has been removed from the case against him and Myburgh.
Pauw says they won’t let the matter against Govender goand has described the colonel as “a pet cop" linked to a close friend of President Jacob Zuma.
Myburgh says its worrying that investigative journalists are being targeted for the work they do.
“I have to speak to my attorney to ask him how far we are with that but we’re certainly not going to leave the case here. We believe that Govender has been abusing the legal process and has been abusing his powers as a policeman.”
Pauw, the author of the controversial book _The President's Keepers, _says he and his lawyers are formulating a complaint against the police officer.
The two were apparently called to meet Govender in Durban.
Pauw was earlier this year threatened with legal action by the state security department after making allegations against President Jacob Zuma and South African Revenue Services in his book.