Lesufi Appointment Politicising Education Further

02 April 2014.


The IFP wants answers from the Minister of Basic Education about the appointment of Panyaza Lesufi as the acting director general of the department.


 “Mr. Lesufi is also a PEC member of the ANC in Gauteng and we view this appointment with some concern because it further politicises our education system. Lefusi cannot hold two positions, he must choose one” said IFP education spokesperson, MP Alfred Mpontshane.


“As the IFP, we endorse the call from our president Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, calling for government to do away with cadre deployment for senior positions as this has proven itself a failure” said Mpontshane


The IFP further questions why Paddy Padayachee, who was acting as the director general, was not appointed. The minister appointed her spin doctor instead, while those with more experience are ignored.


Issued by:

Mr Alfred Mpontshane, IFP Spokesperson on Education, MP 083 441 6201


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Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Officer, 073 024 5675