Zuma book author summoned by police


The South African author of a book critical of President Jacob Zuma has been summoned by police with no reason given for the meeting.

“The President’s Keepers – Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison” by journalist Jacques Pauw alleges millions of dollars in taxpayers’ money flowed into the bank accounts of spies and members of Zuma’s government.

The president’s office denies accusations in the book.

Pauw confirmed in an interview with eNCA television his attorney received a request for him to meet with police on Monday or Tuesday.
“We don’t know what the meeting is about. Anyway, we are going to co-operate,” Pauw said.

South Africa’s State Security Agency said last month it made a criminal complaint against Pauw relating to contraventions of several sections of the Intelligence Services Act.