A group of people belonging to Unite Behind, a civil society coalition, have protested outside the Iziko Museum Slave Lodge near the Parliamentary Precinct during what they call a people’s launch in Cape Town of the book ‘Gangster State’ penned by investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

The book profiles alleged shoddy dealings of ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule during his time as Free State Premier.

Last week, a group of people stormed an Exclusive Books book store in Johannesburg where they vandalised the place and disrupted an event to launch the book by Myburgh.

Unite Behind Spokesperson, Zackie Achmat, says their action is in defence of Freedom of Expression.

“From our point of view, the right to express yourself and speak the truth is a very important right. It’s critical because without it society cannot exist. So, we are here to defend our right to freedom of expression.”