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Johannesburg - Members of the State Security Agency have laid a complaint at the Lyttleton police station against investigative journalist Jacques Pauw for contravening the Intelligence Services Act, according to a SSA spokesperson.

Pauw has been in the spotlight following the release of his explosive book "The President's Keepers – Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison", which exposes, among others, an alleged plot by Zuma to quash his massive R63 million tax bill, his failure to submit his tax returns during at least the first five years of his presidency, and how Zuma kept receiving a secret monthly pay cheque from a friend despite being paid by the State as president.

The book also revealed how millions of rand were deposited into the accounts of fake spies and how Zuma manipulated state institutions such as the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) as well as the Hawks. 

Following its publication, the State Security Agency (SSA) slapped Pauw and his publisher, NB Publishers, with a cease and desist letter, demanding that the book be with withdrawn and that certain parts be retracted. 

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Pauw has also confirmed he's received death threats following the book's publication, adding that he was not worried about this. 

On Thursday, reports emerged that charges had been laid against Pauw, allegedly by SSA agents. 

A source reportedly told Timeslive that SSA personnel were at an unnamed police station, discussing the matter. 

Pauw reportedly told the publication he was unaware of the charges.