Sunday Times investigative journalist, Mzilikazi wa Afrika, says he has a confession from the person who was hired to kill him.
Wa Afrika says the man said he changed his mind after reading his book.
He says the man also said they have been to his house several times, but could not act after realising there were cameras.
When he was hired, he was given my name and my number. He then went on Google to search where am I. He realised I have a book. He went to buy the book, after reading my book he decided not to do the job because he realised I'm doing a good service for the country.— Mzilikazi wa Afrika, Sunday Times investigative journalist
Wa Afrika recently reported that Impulse International, a company in which the stepdaughter of Eskom boss Matshela Koko was a director, had received tenders worth about R1-billion from the state-owned power utility.
Over the weekend, he also reported that Impulse International made donations of about R1.7 million to the ANC for its birthday celebrations in January.
Wa Afrika says he will not back down from his investigative reports.
The mastermind behind this has not been identified.
Times Media Group, owners of the Sunday Times, have taken a decision to provide him and his family with 24-hour security.
I'm not one of the generation of cowards.— Mzilikazi wa Afrika, Sunday Times investigative journalist
Listen to the interview with Mzilikazi wa Afrika below...
This article first appeared on 702 : Wa Afrika given 24-hour security after exposing Eskom