Irate ANCYL to meet with its leaders over ‘Gangster state’ book
13:48 Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Irate ANCYL to meet with its leaders over ‘Gangster state’ book  | News Article
The irate African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in the Free State is on Monday set to meet with its ANC leadership over threats made last week about burning the investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s book titled ‘Gangster State’.

The youth league spokesperson, Sello Peterson, says they will meet with the ANC this afternoon at 14h00.

Last week the ANC cautioned the youth league against its plan to burn Myburgh’s book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s web of capture that has since caused divisions within the ruling party on how to engage or react towards the book. The book that puts the ANC Secretary General (SG) Magashule in the centre of massive corruption in the province, has since received a serious condemnation within some quarters of the society while some have called for action to be taken against Magashule.

The youth has since reneged on their initial plan after a call by the ANC and Magashule himself, saying the burning of the book must not be done in the name of the party or Magashule.

Peterson said after engaging with the leadership the youth league was convinced to not proceed with their plan to burn the book. This is in the wake of a book launch disruption on Tuesday 9 April 2019 by people wearing ANC T-shirts. Peterson said their decision to burn the book was to protect the principal and leadership of the party from what he says is an attempt by the journalist to assassinate Magashule’s character.

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