- Pauw believes that a post-Zuma South Africa is going to be left picking up the pieces of a broken economy
- He says a lot of institutions are going to have to be rebuilt, like SARS which recently announced its R50 billion shortfall
- He says institutions like the Hawks and the NPA are practically non-existent
The President’s Keeper’s author, Jacques Pauw, has said that simply removing Zuma from presidency will not solve any of the country’s problems.
Pauw believes post-Zuma South Africa is going to be left picking up the pieces of a broken economy. He thinks South Africa will be burdened with a lot of rebuilding.
The investigative journalist was speaking at the #NandosDMGathering on Thursday. He said that the country’s law enforcement institutions were practically non-existent and that a lot of work is going to need to be done to gain any form of restoration.
He says that many people are under the impression that getting rid of Zuma will solve all the problems, but he says the problems are that we have to rebuild the institutions.
He says places like SARS are going to have to be rebuilt. The institution has recently announced that they are facing a shortfall of R50 billion this year. Last year it was R30 billion.
Pauw also briefly mentioned the Hawks and the NPA. He says these institutions have lost all their credibility in the last couple of years. The NPA is severely confined by the constant loss of vital employees.
He said that the Hawks have almost become non-existent. He asked when the last time was that we saw a major crime syndicate being busted and added that these things just don’t happen anymore.
Pauw said that crime intelligence is in a complete frenzy as they haven’t even had a commander since 2011.
Briefly.co.za gathered from the South African that Richard Mdluli, who has been suspended since 2011, is still the commander. Pauw stated that he still gets his salary every month and even got a R400,000 bonus last year.
Pauw’s book deals almost exclusively with these concerns. The country’s law enforcement institutions feature in a very unflattering light in the book.
The results from the allegations made by Pauw have him facing legal charges and the author has even received death threats.
When asked about the threats, Pauw said that he had initially employed bodyguards, but later realised he wasn’t in any real danger, as people who are ‘serious about killing a you are not going to warn you’.
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