ANC condemns disruption of Gangster State book launch
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s supporters, clad in ANC T-shirts, burnt books and caused chaos
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has called on those threatening to burn copies of a book detailing damning allegations about his reign in the Free State to “desist” from doing so. This followed the disruption of the book launch of investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s Magushule exposé, Gangster State, in Sandton on Tuesday evening. The ANC has distanced itself from the chaos at event. In statement on Wednesday morning, Magashule, the former Free State premier, called on all South Africans to adhere to the core values of the ANC. Magashule said the constitution and laws of SA allowed for channels to follow when “’we disagree with information and ideas, whether in books or the media”. He said he had indicated to the ANC that he would pursue legal action after the “false allegations made in the book”. He said when people disagree with “views” expressed in books, the media and other platforms, “we must use peaceful and constitutional means to engage those who peddl...
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