South Africa: Book Burning ‘Not What the ANC Will Ever Stand For’, Ramaphosa Tells Meeting, With Magashule in the Room


President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the disruption of book launches and the threat by ANC Youth League leaders to burn Gangster State, a book by Pieter-Louis Myburgh. ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule, whose exploits are the subject of the book, was also in the room.

It is less than a month before the election, but in between campaigning, President Cyril Ramaphosa has also had the task of doing ANC housekeeping in order to convince hesitant voters that the New Dawn is really upon them.

On Thursday night Ramaphosa again attempted to find the party’s soul and to recapture it from the state capturers by joining the chorus of condemnation against those who – dressed in ANC T-shirts and led by those identified as local ANC leaders from, amongst others, the Free State – disrupted the launch of a book on ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule in Sandton on Tuesday night.

Also subject to his condemnations were ANC Youth League leaders from the Free State, who soon after the disruptions organised to burn the book at a local dump site. They were pulled back less than 24 hours after their WhatsApp invitation to the bonfire started doing the rounds, and the event was…


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Publish date : 2019-04-12 06:45:07

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