ANC welcomes the appointment of task team on Limpopo textbook saga
The African National Congress (ANC) welcomes the bold step by President Jacob Zuma to appoint a task team to look into the causes of the delays in delivering textbooks to Limpopo schools.
As the ANC, we are still shocked and embarrassed that six months into an education year, there are still some learners in Limpopo who are still without the necessary school books. The ANC strongly condemns the alleged senseless dumping of so-much needed textbooks by our learners in river streams and unused former Colleges of Education in and around Limpopo. To us, this clearly illustrates tendencies of sabotaging the provision of education to our learners in Limpopo. We therefore call upon a speedy investigation by the police on those behind this dumping and we reiterate our call for their immediate arrest.
The task team established by the President, as mention above, will give insight to all South Africans to know the reasons for the non-delivery and delays of delivering these text books to affected schools and it will further make recommendations to prevent a future recurrence.
We seriously urge government to take disciplinary action against anyone within the provincial and national government, who might have played a role in delaying or stopping the delivery of these books to our schools in Limpopo. We again want to put it on record that such sabotaging activities cannot and should not be tolerated.
We will await in anticipation the conclusion of the investigation by the task team within the time frame that the President has given.