CAPE TOWN - Journalist and author Jacques Pauw says he's not sure why the Hawks raided his home.
The priority crime unit carried out search-and-seize operations at the author's home in the Western Cape on Wednesday.
Officials were apparently looking for secret documents relating to Pauw's book 'The President's Keepers'.
Pauw said the search was "pathetic".
"We have to find out why did they instruct the police to raid the premises of a journalist," he said.
"It is absolutely ridiculous. I expected this to happen under Jacob Zuma, not under Cyril Ramaphosa.'
Meanwhile, investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh's home was broken into around the same time as a raid was taking place at Pauw’s house.
Myburgh tweeted the information last night.
Myburgh said he arrived home to find his front gate broken, some electronics and his laptop stolen.
Earlier, Saftu Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi tweeted that acting spokesperson Patrick Craven’s laptop had been stolen.
Crooks probably state security agents for the third time now in recent years, have stolen @PatrickCraven1 laptops! They pretended to be from SARS and knew that SARS owns him some money! They pretended to be doing lifestyle audit. Two laptops & cell gone https://t.co/sxjuIjYL1f— Zwelinzima Vavi (@Zwelinzima1) February 28, 2018
Men claiming to be from SARS carried out a lifestyle audit at his home.