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ANC welcomes Zuma textbook task team

2012-07-05 18:54

Johannesburg - The ANC has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's appointment of a national task team to look into the Limpopo textbooks saga.

Spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said disciplinary action should be taken against anyone found to have had a hand in the non-delivery of books.

"We are still shocked and embarrassed that six months into the year, there are still some learners in Limpopo who are still without the necessary school books," he said.

"The African National Congress strongly condemns the alleged senseless dumping of so-much needed textbooks by our pupils in river streams."

Comments
  • morne.nortier.98 - 2012-07-05 19:19

    Sickening. Here's an idea, just fire the person in charge in that province - why do you need a task team to tell you someone did not do their job? And if you cannot fire the person in Limpompomp fire the basic education minister who is responsible for whoever the hell he or she appointed there because it is ultimately that person's responsibility. You have possibly stolen the future of several hundreds of children deprived of the most basic of rights of education. But no - let's waste more time, more money, more resources and appoint a task team who will give a report, someone will dispute that report and a task team will be set up to investigate the task team until you finally just bloody re-deploy the whole sorry circus to go stuff up elsewhere. I hope the children of today see you for the bloody sham you are in 10 years time.

      liana.loots - 2012-07-05 20:40

      The whole lot of you should be fired

      colin.dovey - 2012-07-05 21:22

      What is required of a GOOD Leader? - does Zuma meet ANY of these criteria... 1. An understanding of the country's greater purpose 2. Know exactly where the money's coming from and where it's going 3. Knows what motivates people 4. He gets it. 5. Sets standards 6. An Inspiration How do YOU score Zuma?

      Voiceinthedesert.co.za - 2012-07-05 23:26

      ah Mr Spear another one of your tactics hey, after all this time we are getting used to, and bored of your con stories and propaganda. you are useless man and your administration even more so. Trying to make amends now is not going to get the valuable time back those students lost. But who cares, you getting your jet, and you getting people of the country to look after your wife's so why should you care?

  • ianon.ym - 2012-07-05 19:24

    What other then what we already know do they expect to find? If no fuss had been made absolutely nothing would have happened in any event. No-One will be found responsible or held accountable - all you are left with is thousand of more uneducated people - you are a disgrace to your nation ANC.

  • ivan.ferreira - 2012-07-05 19:28

    And here comes ANC cover up...Angie will be protected...Zuma and his appointees cant be trusted.

  • JohnDough - 2012-07-05 19:33

    ROFL! In a few years time a so called task team would be too illiterate to read or write anything. Dumb the Nation Zuma, classic Africanism 101.

  • werner.coetzer.311 - 2012-07-05 19:43

    And now of course we are all to believe that the wonderfull JZ has come to the learners rescue......can anyone say BuLL$h!T!!!

      Lacrimose - 2012-07-05 20:08

      & the ANC Youth League silent and inert through it all

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-07-05 20:57

      @Lacrimose .... YES WHERE THE HELL IS THE YOUTH LEAGUE IN ALL OF THIS !! The pathetic bunch is too confused >> they are trying to figure out what the hell is this text books everyone is talking about.

      charnelle.bester - 2012-07-05 21:06

      The Youth league only cares about getting as much as possible without compensation! Education is just not a priority for them, warmongering is muuch more beneficial.

      liana.loots - 2012-07-05 22:05

      Lacrimose...there is not one youth in the youth league

  • Erna - 2012-07-05 19:43

    Too little too late!

  • Lacrimose - 2012-07-05 19:44

    Well at least finally you've been 'shocked and embarrassed'. Taken long enough. We can write the outcome for you though - no one organisation/person will be found to blame. There'll be raps on knuckles, more contract reviews, a 6750 page document which will end in quiet redeployment. Now can we please have another TTT - Taxi Task Team?

  • Theo Ferreira - 2012-07-05 19:51

    Erm, we have been placing orders for books for, let's see, maybe 40 years now? This task team should have an answer in about 2 weeks. Or are they going to milk cow to death also?

  • sylvia.shaw.7 - 2012-07-05 20:15

    Words, words, words, Jackson. You're just stating the obvious, but what are you going to do about it?

  • sizwe.bwana - 2012-07-05 20:19

    Why ANCYL so quiet? Maybe they know something about all this that will come out in the wash. Maybe sabotage?

      Lacrimose - 2012-07-05 20:40

      @sizwe - I am disappointed that the ardent promoters of youth affairs, supporters of the young, did nothing to even help distribute text books. It would have been a very savvy move to mobilise all the unemployed youth they represent to get books to students, organise study groups/tutoring for the senior grades to help them through the last 53 days of school. And of course march/lobby govt to DO something. It is hypocritical to demand of the mother party that which you are not prepared to do yourself.

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-07-05 21:06

      Yes the "promoters of youth affairs, supporters of the young" is no where to be seen or heard in all of this. The youth must take notice of this and realise that they are on their own.

      patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-07-05 22:15

      welcomes the people to look at this. To late it should have been in December 2011 fot November deliveries. These useless lot will say the useless minister did her best. She and her husband, the salary could be about R200,000.00 per month for one household. To much for food, car and a bond for a house.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-07-05 20:33

    Too late anc,sorry.

      patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-07-05 22:21

      To do what, maybe stealing is okay.

  • Michael - 2012-07-05 20:38

    Appoint a National Task Team to find some missing books? Wow! This is so impressive I'll say it backwards too, "WOW"! Why stop at a "National Task Team" I'm sure our glorius leader is going to spare no cost here, he's going to involve everybody. Woody Woodpecker, The FBI, Alchoholics Anonymous, The Pope, Pieter Dirk Uys, Jack the Ripper (he's an ancestor too you know) The Kardashians - hell, Jacob is going to get to the bottom of this convoluted mess and sort it out properly! (This message sponsored by the free and fair electoral commission)

  • ec.van.niekerk - 2012-07-05 20:38

    So how many task teams have we got going....? 3 or 4 ...? with 4 or 5 members in each task team = R ????? of our taxes

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-07-05 21:09

    This should have been addressed months ago - theappointment of a task team is not impressive - its actually quite pathetic. Too little too late. You now have an entire generation of grades R to 3 who have this enormous hole in their education. on the one hand you have civil servants sitting at home on full pay who are doing nothing for the country nor it's people while they wait for the wheels of justice to grind ever so slowly -and on the other hand you have needy hungry children who are falling behind in their studies because some horses ass either misappropriated the funds, or forgot to order the required books.

  • theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-07-05 21:12

    Only the voters can change all this.. Only the voters can decide their own future. Wake up South Africa ... we are approaching a point of no return at the speed of light.

  • Johnson - 2012-07-08 17:46

    one task team after another - ANC loves their task teams - Nothing will happen like usual - why? you will have to fire 90% of the ANC leadership for every task team :)

  • jonathan.seagul.5 - 2012-07-09 08:23

    How many commisions to investigate this screw-up? Last time I heard there are 4 commisions now doing all excatly the same and we as taxpayers are paying for this ANC circus.

  • mapepaki - 2012-07-10 11:43

    If you look too deeply into it you may find something you don't like

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