Limpopo textbook dumpers must be arrested - DBE

Minister Angie Motshekga says service providers responsible guilty of sabotage

Department of Basic Education calls for arrest of Textbook dumpers

2 Jul 2012

The Minister of Basic Education is truly saddened that some service providers who had been assigned to deliver Grade 8 and 9 workbooks in Limpopo, have dumped some of the books.

"We feel this is now an act of sabotage and we call upon the police to arrest these culprits without further delay," said Minister Angie Motshekga.

These workbooks were not part of the court order to deliver textbooks by 27 June 2012.

The Minister has dispatched her team to Limpopo to further investigate and also lay a charge against these service providers.

The department has been monitoring reports of some service providers conniving with other forces to ensure that we fail to meet our delivery deadline. Last Wednesday, service providers failed to pitch to deliver textbooks on a very crucial day. We suspect that some of these service providers are clearly hell bent on embarrassing the Ministry.

Statement issued by Panyaza Lesufi, Department of Basic Education, July 2 2012

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