LISTEN: Jacques Pauw defends credibility of tax evasion claims in Zuma book
Author and investigative journalist Jacques Pauw maintains that evidence, research and multiple sources can corroborate alleged tax evasion by President Jacob Zuma.
Sources provided me with hard evidence in many cases. I have stacks of documents. I have lots of information; tape recordings, affidavits, official state security agency documentation.Jacques Pauw, author and investigative journalist
Pauw has penned an explosive book, The President's Keepers, which claims Zuma received R1 million a month from a security company without declaring it to the SA Revenue Service (Sars), among other things.
The book alleges that Zuma did not submit tax returns for five years - from 2009 until 2014 - despite former Sars deputy commissioner, Ivan Pillay‚ begging him to.
The Presidency has denied all claims and others linked to Zuma’s alleged dealings and has threatened legal action.
Meanwhile, Pauw has labeled the Presidency's statement as "pathetic" and says that state institutions are now bearing the brunt of Zuma's corrupt actions.
Pauw says that the South African Police Service (Saps), State Security Agency, Hawks, NPA, Crime Intelligence and Sars have all suffered under Zuma's administration.
We are now bearing the fruit of what Jacob Zuma did to protect himself, his family and his friends.Jacques Pauw, author and investigative journalist
The golden thread running through the book is how President Jacob Zuma destroyed the law enforcement agencies of South Africa.Jacques Pauw, author and investigative journalist
Each and every one of these state institutions has been ravaged by Zuma.Jacques Pauw, author and investigative journalist
Take a listen to him uncover the allegations made in his book: