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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.

‘An amazing piece of work, stuffed with anecdote and evidence. It will light fires all through the state and the ANC.’ Peter Bruce

This is dynamite. Dynamite that will shake the foundations of the halls of power.’ Max du Preez

Softcover, 352 pages. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews

A real eye opener.

Great people!

Fast order, very happy, will purchase again!

The President’s Keepers - Jacques Pauw

Very interesting, eye opening, factual and shocking.

How absolute South African political corrfuption has corrupted the country absoluitely

Thisis a book that needed writing, if only to wake up the many South Africans who live Ostrich-type lifestyles!

It describes a malaise that has been consuming the continent of Africa throughout the ages, but which is now shown to be an almost inherent way of South African life.

The generally inane twittering of media presenters has been replaced with startling facts and figures that make James Bond movies appear tame and mundane. It has exposed the raw greed of politicians, who like many South Africans have adopted the way of see no evil and do all evil, in the name of a previously, and still, disadvantaged general public.

It should be a sign that the people of this wonderful country take it back and save it from further abuse and ruin. Whether that will happen, is debatable!


A must read for all South Africans who love their country -- we need to get as many people to read the book so that we can influence change - excellent book!