MEC Lesufi must release other 158 school forensic reports

By Khume Ramulifho MPL, DA Shadow MEC: Education:

The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes the release of a forensic report into corruption and maladministration at Glenvista High School and is pleased that all those implicated will be duly charged.

However, there are 158 other forensic reports which Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, continues to withhold; some of them instituted for investigation as far back as the 2009/ 10 financial year.

The names of all 158 schools can be found here; despite the MEC’s claims to the contrary, these are not all Model C schools.

If the MEC is serious about rooting out this type of corruption in our schools, he will ensure that all individuals in the 158 investigations are charged and monies owed to these schools is reclaimed.

At the end of the day it is the pupils at these schools that feel the brunt of this maladministration.

The DA is committed to fight corruption and maladministration in schools. The MEC must ensure that this is a fair and transparent process and invite more whistleblowers to report cases.

I will be submitting questions to the MEC, to establish what plan he has to release all 158 of the aforementioned reports.