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More dumped textbooks found

2012-07-12 14:58

Johannesburg - Another textbook dumping site has been found in Limpopo, the police said on Thursday.

"Members of the community noticed that Grade 8 textbooks were scattered under a bridge near Miami Farms in Limpopo and alerted police," spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

It was not immediately clear exactly how many books were found, or who was behind the dumping.

"An internal investigator from the department of education is still checking them, but the recovered textbooks are similar to those that were in the Giyani warehouse."

This was the fourth case opened for vandalism of state property involving Limpopo school textbooks.

The first was laid at a Giyani police station. The second related to the destruction of textbooks bought with public money in Seshego.

On Tuesday, the Democratic Alliance opened another case after finding around 50 textbooks near a bridge in Tzaneen.

So far, one Limpopo education department clerk had been charged with malicious damage to property. He was also linked to the dumping site discovered earlier this week.

Police investigations continue.

Comments
  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-12 15:04

    Conspiracy unraveled!!! keep the people in the dark and you can lead them in which ever direction you wish. shame on which ever department or government section did this, every person has the right to an education.

      Lulama - 2012-07-12 15:09

      And Angie insist that she is not responsible as the Misiter of Education. This whole thing just puzzles me

      Larry Simon - 2012-07-12 15:09

      Exactly right Bradley.kecskes. Like the apartheid regime don't educate the masses. Keep them stupid and malleable. This minister says there is no crises. Fire her ass Mr Zuma if you have the guts.

      ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-07-12 15:32

      I don't know Limpopo but a quick check on Google maps shows that Miami (Same as Miami Farm?) is almost 60km away from Giyani. It is also more then 100km between Tzaneen and Giyani and more then 60km from Tzaneen to Miami. Does this one man have influence in all these areas? I doubt it. Which makes me think that he is just a scape goat and that the order came from higher up

      RPhiri - 2012-07-12 15:33

      If only the next headline read as follow. Minister of Education brought to "book". What is far more shocking than my mother in law's cooking, is the fact that Angie refuses to take responsibility, this story has plagued headlines for quite sometime. No arrests have been made and no one from the department has come forth to say; hey we are actually the jerks who are responsible for the text book saga. Nothing will be done about this; we have higher chances finding pink unicorns and teaching my mother in law how to cook.

      tracey.baard - 2012-07-12 15:34

      someone needs to be brought to book... this is a VERY sad state of affairs. an entire generation is going to be suffering because of this.

      rob.gunning.1 - 2012-07-12 15:51

      @Lulama - I agree. The responsibility comes with the job. She is responsible and if she isn't willing or unable to understand her responsibility then she is the wrong person for the job.

      jeffrey.mnisi - 2012-07-12 16:29

      good, keep them iliterate so that they will never see the light. they will only think ANC is the only Messiah

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-12 16:56

      If they used the book paper for toilet paper it would have been so much more good for all and there would be lesser sewer lines running over into the rivers as a result of the stuff that clog the system and lines.

      Clive - 2012-07-12 19:50

      Guys, we need to face up to the fact that Angie is not going to be fired, no matter how many cock-ups her dept makes. She heads the ANC Women's League, and Jake needs their support at Mangaung to get a second term. So once again our children's future must play second fiddle to a power-hungry - but non-performing - politician.

  • Randomhero6661 - 2012-07-12 15:07

    eisa that guy who just got bail is going down for the party...

      bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-12 15:51

      "investigators came in and caught me red-handed dumping books with the girl next door Picture this, we were both caught dumping books on the factory floor"shaggy

  • fussed.anderson - 2012-07-12 15:07

    And the dumping goes on and .................

  • kingsley.mgidi - 2012-07-12 15:09

    This heartless people who are dumping textbooks i wonder if they're normal or not! Sadly, all blames will be put to angie while the dept of edu in limpopo fails itself!

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-12 15:10

    Seems the tsotsis in Limpopo just don't want to be educated. Either that, or the ANC regime is intentionally stopping the flow of education in Limpopo. I wonder if the ANCYL is behind this? They are the type of tsotsis who will do this.

      Clive - 2012-07-12 19:54

      It's not the tsotsis, Dumb-one, and it's probably not Julius & Co either. It's simply an incompetent and corrupt provincial govt, backed up by a hopeless national education minister.

  • JHLR73 - 2012-07-12 15:11

    F..ckk...Our country is so screwed. They are now pushing to uneducate the uneducated even more. Wonder what was the thinking behind all off this? Whatever it is, I hope they get to the bottom of this.

      RPhiri - 2012-07-12 15:38

      My backside kinder hurts...Oh! that's right! I'm one of the many citizens who have been screwed by the government.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-12 15:12

    I think there are many more sites. The most concerning is nobody will step up and claim responsibility and get to the root of the matter! They are all too busy denying,lying and blame shifting. Would love to know who got text book tenders for Limpopo!

      kathleen.whiteley.7 - 2012-07-12 16:52

      The answer is in the latest issue of The Lowvelder (Nelspruit). A firm trading as Edusolutions.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-12 17:05

      Thanks Kathleen. Now to find out who is behind the alias!

  • jan.human - 2012-07-12 15:19

    An educated person will have the ability to reason and make choices, uneducated ppl will follow like sheep, just keep empty promises in front of their noses.....Big danger for the ANC government....

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-07-12 15:20

    told you all "watch this space" and my words not even cold...and more were found

  • ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-07-12 15:31

    I don't know Limpopo but a quick check on Google maps shows that Miami (Same as Miami Farm?) is almost 60km away from Giyani. It is also more then 100km between Tzaneen and Giyani and more then 60km from Tzaneen to Miami. Does this one man have influence in all these areas? I doubt it. Which makes me think that he is just a scapegoat and that the order came from higher up

  • ishmael.mona - 2012-07-12 15:33

    I doubt Mcbeth is part of the English curriculum in Limpopo.Not to insult them but nahhh....really!?Anyway pity it didn't even get there huh

      bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-12 15:44

      ""Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters. To beguile the time, Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under 't."

      rob.gunning.1 - 2012-07-12 15:55

      How well he's read, to reason against reading!

      dee.980 - 2012-07-12 16:02

      lol!! I keep looking at that repeat, repeat pic and thinking : - All hail, Mathale! Hail to thee, Cassel of EduSolutions! - Double, double toil and trouble; Books burn and cauldron bubble - and to Angie : Out, damned spot! out, I say!

      cynthia.d.plessis - 2012-07-12 16:13

      Ah, i doth think the lady protest to much eh? (It's Hamlet, i know)

      ishmael.mona - 2012-07-12 16:15

      not reasoning against reading at all. but there are no shakespears hungry people there. @bradley you'll be blind by turning a blind eye and not helping out. what do you know about adopting a child for education

  • jango.za - 2012-07-12 15:42

    This was all caused by a racist from the Apartheid era. Nationalize the mines and give to the poor (who remain uneducated), that is definitely the right solution.

      RPhiri - 2012-07-12 16:17

      You on the right track, but the wrong train. Apartheid has nothing to do with this, this is all due to poor service delivery and politics. Zuma wants Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale to stepped down for the textbook fiasco in his province, this is the only why he can get rid of those people against him; hence this is another reason why limpopo was placed under administration.

      jango.za - 2012-07-12 16:19

      Damn - and I thought my sarcasm would be detected. Noting all the thumbs down, clearly not :P

      dee.980 - 2012-07-12 16:21

      A Fantastic well thought through solution..... That way the taxes generated from functioning businesses at least will not go directly to e.g. EduSolutions & a few well connected politicians... and we can stop all this nonsence of RDP houses, social grants and other free handouts of hard work taxes. And it will be wonderful when the NewAurora miners & owners have rocks to eat, and some underground bunkers to live in. Afterall - who needs education or qualifications - especially when there is 'a racist' and 'Apartheid' to pin accountability on. sigh ... time to log off when sarcasm replaces patience.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-12 16:43

      Yes. What a wonderful solution. We should work on that right away.

      RPhiri - 2012-07-12 16:54

      Hahaha Jango, if you placed inverted commas maybe than we wouldve interpreted your comment the way you want. Sorry bud

  • tim.hadebe.5 - 2012-07-12 15:48

    The DA is responsible here

      rob.gunning.1 - 2012-07-12 15:57

      And this ladies and gentlemen is the product of not having textbooks.

      RPhiri - 2012-07-12 15:58

      Hmmm let's weigh the merits of your baseless assumptions??? Hmmm I'm sorry Sir your allegations hold no weight, they are as slim as your chances of making your accusation a reality. Perhaps they should give you some of those text books; clearly you have not matriculated. Let us not turn this into a racial issue. The people you should point fingers too is the department of education...and also not necessary everyone in the department, but the people who are hands on in terms of service delivery and decision making.

      colin.langley - 2012-07-12 16:04

      WTF? Please go and shoot yourself in the head. You are wasting oxygen!

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-07-12 16:05

      ya ne...(facepalm)

      ben.louw.5 - 2012-07-12 16:43

      btnkabinde needs a textbook

      kathleen.whiteley.7 - 2012-07-12 17:07

      The DA is responsible for the scale of the exposure. Hats off to Anthony Benadie, DA leader in Mpumulanga Legislature.

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-12 18:09

      yeah the DA, it's the apartheid devil that whispered in their ears to go dump the books. It's got nothing to do with showerhead and other criminals in the anc, the corrupt, and the greedy snakes.

      Clive - 2012-07-12 19:59

      Really btnkabinde? And here we were thinking that it was the ANC that is (supposed to be) governing the province. Silly us, or perhaps you were trying your hand at some sarcasm.

  • willie.burger.7547 - 2012-07-12 15:56

    Liberation (of textbooks) before education!! Yet another lost generation.

  • Matthew - 2012-07-12 15:57

    My question goes: Are these books just dumped,or destroyed and dumped? is there possible way to salvage any of the them? and when the perpatrators are found,force them to attend book repair workshop,lock them into a warehouse with all the damged ones,and make them fix them!

  • Billy - 2012-07-12 16:00

    "ya the textbooks make coconuts, we dont want coconuts"

  • chantell.wolmarans.1 - 2012-07-12 16:06

    Limpopo or limpompo?

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-07-12 16:11

      it's Limpopo. Google maps told me.

  • jus.manning - 2012-07-12 16:13

    Why are they being dumped? I cant understand this. Proper communist tactics though.. Keep the people uneducated and uninformed and they will follow you blindly.

      kathleen.whiteley.7 - 2012-07-12 17:10

      They were paid in advance.

  • godesha - 2012-07-12 16:16

    This textbook saga just keeps getting better by the day and in the meantime there are still children with no books. This is a disgrace to say the least. In my opinion, the hole the ANC is digging for themselves just got a bit deeper.

  • jacques.koorts - 2012-07-12 16:25

    I also live near a bridge. I check tonight and on friday I'll go to 'old bridge tavern' and check there as well.

  • willie.dique - 2012-07-12 16:54

    The tip of the "iceburg" for the Limpopo Education Department....Please investigate further.....

  • dalai.rama.9 - 2012-07-12 16:59

    if you want to hide something from a..... put it in a book.

  • Singatha - 2012-07-12 17:02

    Gee some up there in Limpompo must have decided to hit the SELF DESTRUCT button,how else can one describe such despicable actions?

  • ambauli - 2012-07-12 17:05

    F****ing Limpopo. . .*sighs*

  • obakeng.molobi.75 - 2012-07-12 17:09

    Angie Motshega should be charged with a criminal offence.

  • charles.wolfaardt1 - 2012-07-12 17:15

    And the gemors is plainweg a gemors. Blame it on the previous regime.The whole Limpopo education department is responsible as well as Angie who sees nothing hears nothing who talks a lot of rubbish

  • alaina.nel.12 - 2012-07-12 17:15

    Start the investication with Angie+her Zuma.The clerk got orders and make him tell the truth.The truth is out there..

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-07-12 17:15

    Any school kids dream - to dump all their text books.

  • frank.hubris - 2012-07-12 17:20

    It's like a mass grave of the future of the black people of the country. Well done ANC, the Nats could never have committed this atrocity without being sent to the Hague for crimes against humanity. With the ANC, its just another day.

  • sabelo.mcinga - 2012-07-12 17:47

    Its. really funny.

  • osama.pascal - 2012-07-12 19:10

    Angie Motshega should do her job and stop spending time in Surgeries bleaching her skin

  • osama.pascal - 2012-07-12 19:19

    Come to think about this. It certainly not the Minister's intention to dump the books. Appears more of someone who had this books all along and now is getting rid of evidence. Sure the schools requested books. Sure the minister has provided but someone instead of delivering them, kept them and for no reason except laziness to do what was supposed to be done. Sure all along the Mister got a false report that everything is above board whilst in truth it was not. Perpetrators should be dealt with more harshly

  • Fedix - 2012-07-16 06:38

    It's time we do away with cadre deployment. This is as a result of nepotism and corruption that is ignored. Get the right people for the right jobs. Investigate some of the qualifications of the government officials. There are codes for each profession,what guidelines do they follow if incompetent service providers and procurement officials continue to create the mess out of every situation?

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