Varsity 'cowardly' for postponing 'Gangster State' book launch

the event was cancelled on the advice of the university's security department.

"It is the university's role to stand up for free speech, and the security office is there to defend that right if necessary. "The first Cape Town launch of Gangster State was similarly cancelled on the advice of the Waterfront (mall) security team, but we managed to move the event a kilometre or two away and it passed off peacefully.

When it was rescheduled at the Waterfront a week later, it also passed off peacefully.

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