Call for textbooks report to be public
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma must make public the report of the presidential task team on the Limpopo textbook saga, which he has allegedly received, the DA says
DA education spokeswoman Annette Lovemore said Zuma "reportedly" received the report on August 6. She said this was confirmed by Basic Education Deputy Minister Enver Surty in parliamentary questions on August 29.
Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj could not immediately confirm whether Zuma had received the report.
On July 30, the presidency confirmed it had received a preliminary report from the task team, which was appointed on July 4.
Lovemore said: "We also have yet to see the report or any action from the president to hold those responsible for the crisis to account."
She had written to the Presidency asking that the report be tabled for discussion by the portfolio committee on basic education.
Cope's spokesman on education Willie Madisha said yesterday that Zuma was "tight-lipped" about the Limpopo textbooks matter.
"The opportunity now exists for President Jacob Zuma to walk the talk and release a report of the presidential task team," he said.