Johannesburg - ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu says the “thugs” that disrupted the book launch of Gangster State; Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture on Tuesday night should be arrested.
Mthembu said the group's actions were criminal, anti-democratic and anti-freedom of speech.
"We must all, as members of the ANC, defend our glorious movement against these thugs and criminals. We must defend the rights of the author and publisher as enshrined in our Constitution. These thugs must not be allowed to drag our good name into their dastardly ends," said Mthembu in a twitter post.
He said he would mobilise for the ANC's national working committee to bring disciplinary proceedings against those involved in the protest.
"Those thugs have brought the ANC name into disrepute. They have trashed our hard worn democracy," said Mthembu.