Grattan Kirk, executive director of Exclusive books, made a public apology for South Africans and author Peter-Louis Myburgh to quit last week's launch of the Gangster-State book: Raising the website of Ace Magnaule's capture.
Kirk addressed the moderator, Redi Thaby, Mirbur and a multitude of participants at the V & A Waterfront amphitheater at the protest and without interruption on Wednesday night.
He said the launch events in Sandton, as well as the expanded capacity of the South African Police Service (SAPS), which dealt with Cape Protest delivery services at that time, abandoned the books "Water Resistant and Exclusive".
Kirk added that the decision was made in light of the security of the patrons, but offered "sincere apologies".
News24 previously announced that Donald Kau, head of public relations and communications at V & A Waterfront, confirmed that after a three-way meeting between V & A Waterfront, Exclusive Books and SAPS, a decision was made to cancel the launch, "primarily informed of the security of our patrons ".
Kau explained that, although there was no indication of the planned protest, a security review undertaken by security operations concluded that "we should not continue with the launch".
With so many unknowns, the decision was "primarily for managing risks," Kau added.
This launch was subsequently held in the Cape Talk studies at Somerset Square, Greenpoint.
The revolt behind the cancellation was triggered for security reasons after a group of protesters, some ANC costumes, halted the publication of the Gauteng book in Sandton on Tuesday, May 9th. They unearthed several copies of the book and threw pages, News24 reported.
The Gangster State discovers how the ANC Secretary General and former Prime Minister of the Free State, Ace Magnaule, were "head of a well-organized network for the arrest of the state" in the province for almost a decade.
This network has taken millions of rounds of taxpayers' money into schemes apparently presided over by Magathoule and allegedly seen people like former President Jacob Zuma, the Gupta family, some of Magnaugh's children, the former provincial prime minister and a host of related ANC politicians benefit from various government schemes.
Mayagualle publicly denied that he had done anything wrong in his time as the leader of the Free State and the eNCA stated that "we will prove to the court that the man (Myburgh) is a blatant liar."
Myburgh reiterated on Wednesday that his legal representatives had not yet heard from Maghayul's attorneys and that the ANC Secretary General had yet to initiate a lawsuit.