Group wants education DG fired

2012-08-06 22:54

Johannesburg - Basic education director general Bobby Soobrayan should be fired, the Equal Education (EE) organisation said on Monday.

"As director general, Soobrayan is required to exercise day to day oversight for delivery. In this he has manifestly failed," said chairpersonYoliswa Dwane.

She said Equal Education was supporting media reports that Soobrayan must be fired.

The New Age reported on Monday that a presidential task team probing the Limpopo textbook saga recommended that he should be fired.

President Jacob Zuma's spokesperson Mac Maharaj told the newspaper on Sunday that he could not confirm the recommendations of the report.

He said Zuma would make up his mind once he had finalised everything regarding the investigation into the Limpopo school textbook crisis.

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-08-07 04:28

    Going for Bobby Soobrayant who is not a political head or liability would be a tactical and strategic move for Zuma. His depature will not cost him politically thus making him an easy trash to dispose.. Unfortunately due to Zuma's narrow political agendas our children will still be stuck with the same incompetent dinasoures who failed to them! Another sad day in Africa!

      galmzala - 2012-08-07 08:11

      lets fire the government

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-08-07 07:18

    Sorry, firing this guy will not solve your problem. We know its a way for government to save their minister in basic education miss arrogant angie and the mec's that are supporting her. Do the right thing, this is where the problem lies in government not at the end of the line. They have been the problem but what was government doing all this time, please tell us........diddly squat thats what, so tell us now WHO IS TO BLAME. Face you to your problems ANC and stop protecting faithful cadres, they are going to bring your organization down soon. We want a working government not a loyalist bunch of incompetant ministers.

      merven.halo - 2012-08-07 07:55

      And the fact that his mother in law is a share holder of Lebone Printers (they printed and helped with the distribution of the books which was a R300 million tender according to the Star) got nothing to do with it. If he just made 10% on the deal it means he made R30 million on the side. Not bad for a day's work.

  • LanfearM - 2012-08-07 13:14

    Yes fire him! And take that idiotic "minister" with you! They are both a complete and utter disgrace for education.

  • shamiel.mathews - 2012-08-08 17:43

    It's a start. He must go. And government must stop trying to make excuses for the minister. She has failed miserably. If Zuma can’t fire her, he must move her immediately and get someone that can actually do the job.

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