Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has decided to save himself the trouble and keep quiet about his opinions on a recently-released book about the ANC. Pieter-Louis Myburgh's Gangster State, written about Ace Magashule, has obviously incited some controversial feelings in the minister.
Tito Mboweni has opted to save himself a world of trouble and keep his opinions on allegations against ANC Secretary General, Ace Magashule, to himself.
This follows promises that he would read the book and report back on Monday with his opinion. Last night Mboweni had taken to social media to reveal that he had indeed studied and reflected on the novel, but 'potential legal issues' had persuaded him to omit his views.
Briefly.co.za reported that the novel had accused Magashule of being the ring-leader for state capture in the Free State during his time as premier.
According to Fin24, the ANC has since issued a statement denouncing the 'dubious' book, pointing out that it had been published ahead of next month's election in order to attempt inflicting the 'maximum damage' against Magashule.
The ruling party has lodged a complaint with the Press Council, with a high chance of the matter being heard by court. Penguin Random House, which published the book, is standing by it's publication, adamant that it will not withdraw the novel.
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