CAPE TOWN - Jacques Pauw’s controversial book, The President’s Keepers will be adapted into a television drama series which will see each episode in the series cost nearly R20 million.
The President’s Keepers presents the alleged corrupt dealings that took place under the leadership of Zuma and his so-called cronies.
His book had been the subject of much scrutiny since being published last year and Pauw has faced legal action by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) with claims that The President’s Keepers violates the Tax Administrative Act.
Pauw has since responded claiming that it reaffirms the credibility of his claims. Despite receiving much backlash, Pauw told Business Report that he is “very excited” that his book will evolve into a television series.
“It is very exciting as it will be the first of its kind in South Africa. It will centre on Zuma and his predecessors and fraud and corruption”, said Pauw.
“When I wrote the book, I did not have a drama series in mind”, he said.
South African producer, Neil van Deventer who bought the film rights to the book said that on the day that the book had been released, he made an offer to purchase the movie rights.