SA on Gangster State book launch interruption: 'Best sales tactic ever'

10 April 2019 - 08:02 By Cebelihle Bhengu
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule
Image: Masi Losi

The interruption of the book launch for Gangster State: Unraveling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture has resulted in a wave of support for both author and book, with many people pledging to make a purchase.

The launch event at the Sandton City Exclusive Books branch was called off after angry protesters ripped copies of the book apart and started singing and chanting to interrupt the speakers during the launch.

South Africans, including political leaders, fellow journalists and political commentators have reacted in shock on social media, although many called the protests the best sales tactic ever.

From state funds being used for ‘pro-Zuma' rallies and billions of rands potentially lost through dodgy deals: TimesLIVE sat down with ‘Gangster State’ author Pieter-Louis Myburgh for a look into why South Africans should care about his book on ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Myburgh also responds to allegations of being a ‘Stratcom agent’ and has even welcomed threats of legal action from Magashule himself.