The service delivery protests across the country have intensified with more communities demanding to be heard ahead of the national elections, with Alexandra township making the most recent headlines.
Now, the launch of Pieter-Louis Myburgh's book, Gansgter State, was disrupted on Tuesday evening as protestors tore up books in defence of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule.
CapeTalk listeners shared their views on the recent protests happening almost daily in the country.
Are protests becoming the language and culture in which South Africans voice their frustrations, asks CapeTalk host Refilwe Moloto?
Our protests are horrible. It is unnecessary to burn tyres every time you need to speak to someone.— Gene, Caller
The ANC Youth League trashing the book store where Pieter-Louis Myburgh was launching his book is a fantastic way of marketing the book. The sales will definitely indicate that.— Matt, Caller
Protests are supposed to signify we are not going to have the same government, but if you protest and go and vote for the same people you are protesting against, you kind of nullify the protest.— Damian, Caller
I will be mobilizing @MYANC ( NWC ) to urgently bring those involved in the disruption of the #GangsterState #AceMagashule book launch before a disciplinary committee. Those thugs have brought the ANC name into disrepute. They have trashed our hard worn democracy . pic.twitter.com/LIq3SnX4Yn— Minister Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) April 10, 2019
We must all , as members of @MYANC , defend our glorious movement against these thugs and criminals . We must defend the rights of the author and publisher as enshrined in our constitution. These thugs must not be allowed to drag our good name into their dastardly ends .— Minister Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) April 10, 2019
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