DA welcomes protector textbook probe

2012-07-26 19:19

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance on Thursday welcomed the public protector's investigation of the Limpopo textbook saga.

"We have written to Thuli Madonsela on various occasions calling for her intervention. An investigation is essential to identify the causes and ensure accountability," said "shadow minister of basic education" Annette Lovemore.

Madonsela told a breakfast briefing on Thursday that she was investigating cases relating to textbooks in three provinces.

These were Free State, Gauteng and Limpopo.

Lovemore said the investigation should also probe the awarding of textbook tenders nationally and service providers EduSolutions and Lebone.

"The flow of monies from EduSolutions back to the province as a result of their negotiation of discounts from publishers, and how the money was spent should also be probed."

On the recent shredding of books in Seshego, outside of Polokwane, Lovemore said Madonsela should also find out which officials were involved in taking such a decision, and why.

  • Busani - 2012-07-26 20:08

    Findings: Corruption, incompetence, failure and stupidity. (why waste tax payers money)

      jacob.siyanda - 2012-07-27 11:49

      @ Busini My finding on you “brainwashed!!!”

  • markjack.deppe - 2012-07-26 20:15

    Another investigation for Advocate Madonsela ??I wonder if her recommendations has any power because recently she found that Bheki Cele was corrupt. He was fired but where is the criminal charges which should have been brought against him or was his removal from office the only sanction?? What should be good for the goose must be good for the gander.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-26 20:30

      Organs of the civil society can take the PP's findings and press charges in the public interest. Otherwise the investigations are pointless exercises and a waste of public funds because the PP merely makes recommendations which the “cadres” ignore if not merely give each other light smacks on the wrists and redeploy the offender to an even higher position. I will not be surprised if Cele emerges as an ambassador or official in Luthuli House after the ANC's December Conference

  • mullervince - 2012-07-26 20:22

    Well, weel. It's so scary that other parties must point out the corruption. And corruption is blamed on all other factors, but the incomentancy factor is never blamed.

  • hein.huyser - 2012-07-27 09:49

    What needs to be probed. They need R600m, they got R350m. Why the books didn't get to the schools, well there is a simple answer for that as well.

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