State Security Agency demand that publisher withdraw The President’s Keepers

The freedom of the word is a difficult issue. Whether you fight against racism, fight against apartheid, or fight against corruption at whatever levels. South Africa is a country that has a troubled relationship with the freedom of the word. I happened during the years of the apartheid rule, but even these days the state organs can try to take legal step against an author and a publisher.

This happening right now with the book  The President’s Keepers by the journalist and author Jacques Pauw. He was the man who wrote a book on the secrecy of death squads during the apartheid years. 

Read more about it here.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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