'Are protests becoming the language in which South Africans voice frustrations?'

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?

Read: ANCYL Free State going ahead with 'planned' Gangster State book burning

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

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


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