- New Police Minister Bheki Cele says the Hawks should be given space to complete their investigation into Jacques Pauw
- Hawks officials searched Pauw’s home on Wednesday for evidence in relation to allegations that the author leaked state secrets
- Cele has committed himself to ensuring that the case is not influenced by politics
New Police Minister Bheki Cele says the Hawks need to be given space to complete their investigation into Jacques Pauw.
Officials from the Hawks searched Pauw’s home outside of Cape Town on Wednesday for evidence in relation to allegations that the author leaked state secrets in his book infamous book ‘The Presidents Keeper”.
Cele has committed himself to ensuring that the case is not unduly influenced by politics.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the Hawks is investigating Pauw for leaking state secrets in his book about former president Jacob Zuma. The book caused a massive stir when it was released in 2017.
The book revealed alleged dodgy dealings between Zuma and the Gupta family and alleged that Zuma had dodged tax on numerous occasions.
Pauw revealed that the Hawks left with a few papers but nothing significant. The author said he had no secret documents at his home.
The State Security Agency opened a case against Pauw, the search warrant was granted by a magistrate in Cape Town.
Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the entire process was incredibly complicated.
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