How Jacques Pauw’s book is removing the scales from South African eyes

By Alec Hogg

It’s been a while since being quite so captivated as I was by Jacques Pauw’s new book. It absorbed pretty much my entire weekend. Every minute of which was well invested.

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The President’s Keepers has added important pieces to my personal understanding of the jigsaw puzzle of South African state capture. The book is beautifully constructed and easy to read. It exposes the stories behind some well known miscreants – and introduces us to many new ones.

Given the explosive nature of the information, it is no surprise that captured officials at SARS and SSA are kicking up a fuss, demanding the book be withdrawn. But by attacking its publication on technical grounds, they are proving their distance from the non blue light brigade world. If ever there were a case of publishing in the public interest, this is it.

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So go download your copy from the Amazon store, order a hard copy from your book store, or, if you can’t afford to buy it, read one of the PDF copies that are all over social media (with Jacques Pauw’s blessing). There has never been a more critical time for the scales to be removed from every South African’s eyes. An informed populace will always take the right decisions. Hope Springs.

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