President’s keepers – Jacques Pauw

The President’s Keepers Pdf Free Download is the explosive book by investigative journalist Jacques Pauw that lifts the lid on President Zuma’s inner circle. With exclusive access to intelligence dossiers, Pauw shows how South Africa’s spies have become the president’s “czars”, who are above the law and have turned the country into a police state. The most powerful of these shadowy figures is Mosebenzi (“God helps those who help themselves”) Zwane, who has amassed more power than any other minister in Zuma’s Cabinet.

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Former SSA director-general Arthur Fraser had written to President Cyril Ramaphosa and to acting director-general of the SSA, Tony ‘Gab’ Msimanga, to alert them that Pauw and his lawyers were ostensibly in possession of classified documents.


After I published my book, Fraser sued me for R35 million… He said a company he had… went under as a result of my reporting… Four years and nothing happened… Then he wrote a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa… The next moment we get a letter… demanding the documents back…

Now suddenly… he’s trying to prevent us from using these documents against him. These documents are devastating evidence against Arthur Fraser…


Article 25 April 2021

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa allegedly “manipulated” Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo regarding the handling of a court case involving former State Security Agency (SSA) director-general Arthur Fraser, to save the career of the inspector-general of intelligence, Dr Setlhomamaru Dintwe, in 2018.


According to an affidavit deposed at the Zondo Commission by Fraser , Ramaphosa was allegedly “engaged in an irregular process that manipulated the legal process of the Republic of South Africa” during a series of telephone calls between himself and Judge Mlambo, as well as between himself and former state security minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.

At the centre of the calls was Dintwe’s court case challenging Fraser’s decision to withdraw his security clearance in March 2018 for allegedly lying under oath about the cause of a car accident while driving a state vehicle, collaborating and sharing classified information with the opposition party as well as leaking sensitive information to controversial journalist, Jacques Pauw, in breach of the Intelligence Services Oversight Act of 1994.

Fraser said in the affidavit that he had taken the decision after giving Ramaphosa and Letsatsi-Duba evidence of Dintwe having lied under oath about the cause of the accident, as well as his leaking of information to Pauw, including the report of the Road Traffic Management Corporation and audio recordings of telephone calls between the inspector general of intelligence and the investigative journalist.

Fraser further said in the affidavit this was confirmed by Ramaphosa in a telephone call to Letsatsi-Duba, which was made in his presence in a meeting called by the then minister on April 13, 2018 to discuss Dintwe’s refusal to withdraw his court application.

This was after Letsatsi-Duba had “correctly requested” Dintwe to withdraw the court application “and consider alternative mechanisms provided for in law to address his concerns”, but the inspector-general of intelligence refused. Fraser further claims in the affidavit that while he was discussing the way forward with Letsatsi-Duba, cited in the court papers as the first respondent, they were “interrupted by a call from Ramaphosa, who told the former minister he had agreed with Judge Mlambo that the case would be removed from the court roll.

“When the call was concluded, the minister informed me that the president had just informed her he had spoken to Judge President of the North Gauteng high court, Judge Dunstan Mlambo, and they had agreed that Judge Mlambo would manage the court process to prevent the urgent legal matter, scheduled for 17 April 2018, from being heard. The minister then informed me that the way forward agreed to, between the president and Judge Mlambo, was that the meeting of the legal representatives of the parties scheduled to determine the way forward on the urgent application will no longer take place,” Fraser said.


Journalist and author, Jacques Pauw has been forced to hand over apparently classified documents, to the State Security Agency. They formed part of research into his bestselling book, The President’s Keepers.


2018 – Jacques Pauw, journalist In this evening lecture acclaimed journalist Jacques Pauw discusses the background to as well as the fallout from his book The President’s Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison, one of the most notable and controversial publications of 2017.


An article of 2018

Arthur Fraser, the director-general of intelligence, is mounting an assault on one of the country’s most crucial – if dormant – institutions: the inspector-general of intelligence [IGI].

The investigation relates to information handed to Dintwe by John Steenhuisen, the DA’s chief whip, and is based on information contained in journalist Jacques Pauw’s book “The President’s Keepers“. Fraser is alleged to have established a parallel intelligence structure called the Principal Agent Network, which is said to have squandered more than a billion rand of taxpayers’ money.

The State Security Agency's Musanda complex outside Pretoria.
The State Security Agency’s Musanda complex outside Pretoria.

The IGI was established after 1994 in terms of the Constitution to investigate complaints against intelligence structures by members of the public. Oversight of intelligence bodies is opaque, with the closed parliamentary joint standing committee of intelligence [JSCI] providing legislative oversight of the SSA and their activities. Members of the committee are sworn to secrecy, and the only insight the public has into the performance of the SSA are the JSCI’s sanitised annual reports.

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