Limpopo: Drama as schools get books

2012-06-28 00:00

DESIREE van der Walt, DA council leader in Limpopo, was held hostage for hours yesterday at the Mustec teaching college in Seshego where the education department officials are destroying books.

She wanted to fetch text books that could still be used to deliver them to schools. On Monday she delivered crates of books at the Lotonang Primary School, next to the college. Security guards yesterday first refused her entry, then did not want to allow her to exit. They guards allegedly had orders from the department of education to allow no one in. Spokesperson for the department, Pat Kgomo, finally let her out and told her she should have been arrested for stealing books. Kgomo reportedly also told her all the books she delivered would be taken back. The books being shredded include a biography of Nelson Mandela and Shakespeare’s Macbeth. By yesterday afternoon, the deadline for the department to deliver all books to schools in Limpopo, thousands of books were still in warehouses. The department said 97% of 5 000 Limpopo schools had their books delivered.

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