SomeOne writes "Here is a copy of a press release which has been circulated this morning -- there is no URL.
AK-47s cheaper than books.
It is cheaper in South Africa of today to buy a second hand AK-47 assault rifle than it is to buy a new JK Rowling Harry Potter book. That is the
message author, satirist and social campaigner Pieter-Dirk Uys will bring to Cape Town today (23 April - World Book Day) as part of the campaign to have VAT removed from books.
From police and other sources he has discovered that it is possible to buy one of these weapons for as little as R150. Many paperback books, let alone hard cover editions, are considerably more expensive.