Cape Town - The Crimes against the State unit of South Africa's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as the Hawks) has on Wednesday, swooped on the Riebeek Kasteel guesthouse of investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, armed with a search and seizure warrant.
Pauw, speaking to African News Agency (ANA), said he was "surprised they've only arrived now".
He said the search was requested specifically by State Security Agency boss Arthur Fraser, who Pauw implicated in corruption in his bestselling book, The President's Keepers.
Pauw said a colonel and two captains arrived late on Wednesday afternoon to search for any "confidential information" in his possession.
He said he has contacted his lawyer in Johannesburg: "It will be a long search, its a big place".