Gangster State author slams Exclusive Books for 'taking profit, yet cowering'

Fearing violence, Exclusive Books and the V&A Waterfront cancelled the Cape Town book launch of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s “Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture”.

…they buckled under a little bit of pressure from a very small group who want to disrupt our right to free speech.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, author - "Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture"

Cape Talk’s offices just around the corner in Greenpoint, with its restricted capacity, was chosen as an alternative venue.

The concerns of Exclusive Books and the V&A Waterfront follow after ANC youths disrupted the Johannesburg book launch on Tuesday.

Saps expressed the view that they didn’t think it would be a good idea to go ahead with the event.

Donald Kau, Head of Communications - V&A Waterfront

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Myburgh.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).

Exclusive Books sell them. They make a profit from them. But when push comes to shove and there’s some controversy… they cower away…

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, author - "Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture"

To resort to cancelling the event; it’s a sad development… I don’t think it was necessary… People who do not want open discussions are dictating to us…

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, author - "Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture"

At least formally the ANC is making strong noises…

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, author - "Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture"

The decision was made following discussions between Exclusive Books, the V&A Waterfront and Saps…

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, author - "Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture"

These events provide the public with an opportunity to partake in discussions…

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, author - "Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture"

…shining in his absence at the moment is the President of our country and the President of the ANC.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, author - "Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture"

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