Myburgh, whose book, Gangster State, was published recently, addressed a question and answer session at the Cape Town Press Club yesterday.
He said Magashule made sure some media houses which reported on his corruption dealings were shut down.
“In the Free State, the media environment was deliberately taken over by Magashule to ensure there weren’t any negative reporting about him. This was more in the English medium publications,” he said.
“There were media houses who did well because they did not feed into the political discourse they are publishing. There were two publications, Free State Times and the Weekly, the Times was a critical voice of Magashule’s government. They got to the core of some of his corrupt dealings.”