Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
22 Feb 2021
5:05 am

Daily Maverick biggest culprit

Brendan Seery

Having known Jacques Pauw for 30 years, my initial reaction to his story was to laugh and wonder if “strong drink had been taken”.

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw. Picture: Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius

It’s another tequila sunrise, This old world still looks the same, Another frame When journalist Jacques Pauw woke up on a Sunday morning in a filthy police holding cell in Cape Town, the world didn’t look the same, as The Eagles sang, back in 1973. It was horrifically different for a white man who had spent his life writing about the injustices of the apartheid system and its ANC successor government. White people aren’t locked up unless they are being targeted in a vicious and racist way. His angry, hungover brain would have seen that. The booze-induced gaps in his...