Tito Mboweni won't discuss Gangster State and Mzansi is not impressed
Finance minister Tito Mboweni says he has read the book by investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh titled Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture, which was released on March 31.
He said he had made a decision not to publicly share his views on the book's contents because of the legal implications.
On social media people said that Mboweni's response was a sign of truth being evident in the book, while others said that he's trying to have his cake and eat it.
Yes, protect your bread & butter. A good silent enabler. If the gossip is true, Ace may be your godfather in our GangsterState 🇿🇦— Ms Debs (@debbieflorence) April 9, 2019
Legal considerations? Perhaps. But you could not have gone against the ANC publicly. Not now! Actually, I think you've given us your view on this issue.— Paulos Mahlangu (@Somgwezani) April 8, 2019
Keep quiet and let corruption paralyze our country.— The Jollie Hot Knot (@anthonywesthuiz) April 9, 2019
In a post that has since been deleted, Mboweni criticised the book's title, describing it as "disappointing".
"I must say that from a conceptual and intellectual viewpoint, I find books which force me to agree with the author's conclusion a priori very disappointing. Tell the story and let me conclude in my own understanding of the facts."
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.