Johannesburg - ANC secretary general Ace Magashule says those who disrupted Tuesday's Gangster State book launch should desist from protesting in his name as their actions are a form of "political intolerance".
Magashule issued a statement on Wednesday in response to the disruption of the book launch of Gangster State; Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture at Exclusive Books in Sandton on Tuesday night. The event was cut short after a group of people who were dressed in ANC T-shirts disrupted the launch and proceeded to tear pages from the book.
The group were reported to have chanted "Ace, Ace" as they caused a commotion at the store. The book is written by journalist Pieter Louis Myburgh and centres on Magashule's alleged corrupt activities while he was the premier of the Free State and the chairperson of the ANC in the province.
Magashule said core values contained in the Constitution give the media freedom of speech and even when people disagreed proper platforms should be used to do so.
He reiterated that he plans to legal action against Myburgh.