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Education dept mum on Limpopo MEC

2012-07-25 17:14

Johannesburg - Education authorities declined on Wednesday to comment on reports that Limpopo education MEC Dickson Masemola might be redeployed.

Minister Angie Motshekga and Masemola held a meeting in Limpopo on Tuesday amid the textbook scandal that has hit the province.

"It was a closed meeting, of information-sharing between them," said education spokesperson Hope Mokgatlhe.

She said Motshekga would not speak about the meeting.

The department appointed former director general Mary Metcalfe to investigate textbook deliveries in the province.

President Jacob Zuma also set up a national task team to look into the saga.

Metcalfe estimated that at least 280 schools were still without the required textbooks.

On Tuesday, a school for the blind outside Polokwane was reported to have received conventional instead of Braille textbooks.

Comments
  • wesley.nel.5 - 2012-07-25 17:36

    The education department screw the delivery of books to schools, but we are six month later. If education is so important to people, where was then I ask myself. Where was the the teachers, principals, parents, schools governing body, unions, big mouth SASCO and everbody that are shouting now five months ago. What is the use of a body like SASCO, they are useless. I think if these people are serious about education, each one of them could have done something. Copy books from Gauteng, even if he they could organise only for there own school in the mean time. If my children would sit for six month without books, I would do something. This is Souht Africa

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-25 17:43

    fire the bastard, what is with this stupid redeployment policy. NO ACCOUNTABILITY, vote for another party

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-07-25 17:44

    This has to be a joke .....these two clowns are going to get let off scott free. REDEPLOY ......what to bugger up the next job. NO NO NO sorry this has just gone too far. The MEC AND MISS ARROGANCE must be dismissed, finish and klaar. If Zuma allows them to carry on, he is not worth a vote. I dont care what happened, I know these two are at the top, and top dogs take full responsibility for wrong doings, thats why they have the job. It is their job to see that the books have been ordered, the books are being delivered etc, no they too busy doing underhanded things to worry about their real job. Problem they are not even sorry, has she even tried to apologise, no too arrogant for that, she is THE MINISTER OF BASIC BUGGER-UP.

  • krocks99 - 2012-07-25 17:51

    FIRED or Redeployed>

  • krocks99 - 2012-07-25 17:51

    Fired or Redployed?

  • nimrod.mqonqo - 2012-07-25 18:07

    Who appointed the MEC for education in Limpopo? Was it the Minister for Basic Education or the Premier for Limpopo? Who ever appointed him would have to make a decision about him.

  • Erna - 2012-07-25 18:31

    Why do we even bother? The anc is so arrogant and sure of themselves that they are quite happy to ignore public outcry. The MEC for education even said it all isn't his fault because his department was placed under administration in December. He conveniently and stupidly forgets the reasons why the department was taken over, and that he is definately to blame for that!

      Erna - 2012-07-25 18:35

      Just so you know I can spell - definitely.

  • Itu Santino Cortez - 2012-07-25 18:39

    And the saga continues... , tune in next week for the next episode of - Corruption in Limpopo. Starring : Angie the maget and Zu Zu ma with his 22 Disciples !

  • assis.pontes.7 - 2012-07-25 18:39

    I would change the heading to be more appropriate with the circumstances. Education dept dumb on Limpopo MEC

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-07-25 20:33

    Apartheid was bad, Buntu education and all, but it was still an education. The people are worse off today. What was the point of taking over the NP government?

  • gert.grobler.94 - 2012-07-26 09:11

    She can't even be redeployed as a tea girl anywhere-she will only have the tea ready by 10 o'clock at night after everybody has gone home.

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