DA: More textbooks dumped in Limpopo

2012-07-10 16:37

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance has discovered another textbook dumping site in Limpopo, provincial spokesperson Desiree van der Walt said on Tuesday.

She said the books were found next to a bridge in Tzaneen, last week on Friday. The party has opened a case of vandalism against state property with Tzaneen police.

"These criminal acts are insensitive to the needs of the learners, who have already had to spend months without reading material. We hope that more culprits will be brought to book," said Van der Walt.

This was the third criminal charge to be opened for vandalism of state property.

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

Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto confirmed the DA had opened the case.

She said about 50 books were discovered at the latest dumpsite.

"The Limpopo education department clerk who was charged with malicious damage to property when the first dumpsite was discovered will also be held accountable for this latest incident," said Otto.

The clerk was due to appear in the Giyani Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

The Limpopo education department denied any knowledge of another dumping site.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-07-10 16:44

    And there are more dump sites..that will be this space...

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-07-10 17:10

      it doesn't matter, the anc has always said liberation before education. Seeing that they tell their sheeple that the masses haven't achieved economic freedom the anc doesn't have to educate FREE........DOM met eish

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-10 17:20

      Is it the same clerk??????????????????

      mphozana.manfred - 2012-07-10 17:25

      Fussed, hell no, cant be, but il strongly say it was a clerk from another organisation, m still doing my investigation, dont want to be speculating now.

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-07-10 17:25

      @fussed then it must be Clerk Kent, this can't be the corruption of one man

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-10 18:06

      Gov officials doing what they do best, "moving stationary" is this a pun

      merven.halo - 2012-07-11 13:28

      Environmental Affairs must also get involve laying charges for pollution of our land.

  • Doc - 2012-07-10 16:45

    "We hope that more culprits will be brought to book", was the pun intended?

      andre.ernstzen - 2012-07-10 16:56

      Hopefully it's the end of a chapter

  • ianon.ym - 2012-07-10 16:45

    Gutter Education.

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-10 18:11

      No books in the school but plenty to be found in the gutter outside.

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