Author Pieter-Louis Myburgh says he started conducting detailed research on the dealings of African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General and former Free State Premier Ace Magashule while working as a journalist.
He says one of the things that raised his interest was the wealth of Magashule’s daughter.
He was speaking at the launch of his book” Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s web of capture”, in Cape Town on Thursday evening.
The Johannesburg launch on Tuesday evening was disrupted by a group of protesters, some wearing ANC colors, who proceeded to tear copies of the book.
“I did view Magashule as somebody who needed very focussed scrutiny. Magashule, in my opinion, was somebody who had sidestepped prolonged scrutiny and there were just too many indications of a completely rotten government system while he was at the helm in the Free State to ignore. And I wanted to go and see if I could spend enough time researching this and go out and meet people and talk to some of his former allies you know, people really who had a front-row seat,” says Myburgh