JOHANNESBURG - Hyde Park shopping centre in Johannesburg was full to overflowing on Wednesday night as Jaques Pauw's explosive book on President Jacob Zuma, The President's Keepers, was launched.
Overflow area at the launch of Jacques Pauw’s book “The President’s Keepers” in Hyde Park Joburg PACKED. pic.twitter.com/1lkiv0QTSU— Nkepile Mabuse (@NkepileMabuse) November 8, 2017
The book launch, however, had to be abandoned due to issues with electricity supply.
Earlier on Wednesday, the controversial Black First Land First (BLF) group promised "a nice surprise" for the book launch.
BLF is organising a nice surprise for the author of #ThePresidentsKeepers nice little one.— andile (@Mngxitama) November 8, 2017
Who are those Eskom employees doing maintenance at Hyde Park? Find them. They know something we don't #PresidentsKeepers— Moiloa_TheGreat (@KaraboMoiloa) November 8, 2017
My apartment is a street from hyde park mall but I have power. Something with this book launch is fishy— robert simachaina (@robert01zw) November 8, 2017
The book has recorded record sales, especially after the State Security Agency and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced it intends blocking the book's publication through legal action.
important lesson for Pauw, Eskom giveth and Eskom taketh. just kidding. Eskom doesnt give you anything. #PresidentsKeepers— Hamish Hoosen Pillay (@Hamish_Hoosen) November 8, 2017
- Editor's note: this is a developing story and will be updated from time to time.