Limpopo education boss axed

2012-05-24 11:42

Johannesburg - Anis Karodia, head of the national intervention team in the Limpopo education department, has been fired after only three months, Beeld reported on Thursday.

Education was one of five provincial departments placed under administration by Cabinet in December 2011 following bad governance and financial irregularities.

Paul Colditz, executive head of the Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools, said Karodia's sudden departure was probably linked to internal political conflicts.

Last month, The Star reported that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga had resolved to remove Karodia in a bid to quell hostilities between him and senior provincial officials.

In a report presented to a joint committee of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in Polokwane in March, Karodia said senior managers in the provincial department were generally hostile towards him.

The report painted the Limpopo education department as the country's worst-run. Karodia’s report also hinted that MEC Dickson Masemola had interfered in the awarding of tenders.

When Masemola challenged Karodia to substantiate his allegations before the NCOP hearing, he failed to do so, but said he stood by his conclusions.

The incident reportedly heightened tensions between Karodia and the department’s management, prompting Motshekga to intervene.

Karodia confirmed on Monday that he had left the department.

  • Irene - 2012-05-24 11:48

    Next time appoint someone who knows that they're doing and not another cadre. How long will it take before you cANCer clowns understand this?

      Rob - 2012-05-24 11:59

      He hasn,t been fired, just been moved higher up the corruption ladder!!

  • Squeegee - 2012-05-24 11:56

    Business as usual in Limpopo. Chaos.

  • Phelamanga - 2012-05-24 12:07

    I suspect that race had a large role to play in this, and the fact the hostility that he faced is an indication that there is large scale graft and corruption taking place. Until these senior cadres are removed, nobody will be able to clean up the mess that these selfsame cadres have created. Limpopo and the Eastern Cape are proof that cadre deployment does not work. What more is needed?

      John - 2012-05-24 13:00

      .....a country that is socially, morally and economically bankcrupt. Maybe.

  • Tebz001 - 2012-05-24 12:09

    hey,this story sounds important,why are people not commenting on it???ooh I remember,the spear got'em..

  • Andre - 2012-05-28 14:04

    You are doing fabulous ANC!! Vote ANC, viva!!!! Only after nothing works will the ANC monster be satisfied and then blame it on apartheid.Banana trees are bearing fruit.VIVA

      James - 2012-05-28 14:10

      they aren't waiting to blame it on apartheid, thats all they have been doing since the start of their tenure, as opposed to actually trying to do something effective and get us all behind them in support instead of behind them with negativity.

  • James - 2012-05-28 14:09

    I guess the western cape can now look forward to education "refugees" from limpopo too, haha

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