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"Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women. As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he remains in power and out of prison. But is Zuma the puppet master, or their puppet? Journey with Pauw as he explores the shadow mafia state. From KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to the corridors of power in Pretoria and Johannesburg – and even to clandestine meetings in Russia. It’s a trail of lies and spies, cronies, cash and kingmakers as Pauw prises open the web of deceit that surrounds the fourth president of the democratic era." The President's Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison, 2017, Jacques Pauw
 
"‘Uncle Ronnie, Jacob Zuma has raped me,’ was the call I received on my mobile phone. The woman added, ‘This is Fezeka.’ My body geared to the shock as though someone was pointing a gun at me: blood ran cold, neck hairs prickled, throat turned dry, mind strove to focus. While Kasrils explains the enigmatic contradictions of Jacob Zuma, he also explains that corruption and the abuse of power does not begin with Zuma. His story points to the compromised negotiations of the 1990s, which he refers to as a ‘Faustian Pact’. This is a story told from the inside, and after reading it, you will understand not only the many machinations of power, but also how one man’s struggle for the truth can have such an impact on the political outcomes of the nation." A Simple Man – Kasrils and the Zuma enigma, 2017, Ronnie Kasrils
 
"South Africa's top investigative journalist Jacques Pauw has uncovered some of the country's biggest, darkest secrets. This book highlights the apartheid government's security forces just before and after the unbanning of the ANC in 1990. As Pauw puts it: "Droves of disillusioned and nervous operatives came forward and put their trust in me. Some were assassins who hoped that confession would save them from prison. Others wanted to negotiate an arrangement with the new rulers and wanted me to advance their case. Others were intent on revenge against their former masters because they felt betrayed and left to face the music"." by Amazon Review. Into the heart of darkness: Confessions of apartheid's assassins, 1997, Jacques Pauw