I would have fired Education Minister: FW De Klerk
Former president FW de Klerk said he would have fired Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga if he had found wrongdoing on her part in the Limpopo textbook saga.
"If I was president, I would have asked the minister of education to fully investigate and brief me," he told reporters in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
"And if I had come to a conclusion that the minister of education... failed in a material way, yes, I would have fired her."
De Klerk said if there were people in her department which she felt were the guilty parties, then they must be brought to account.
"The delivery of textbooks is purely a management issue. Children need textbooks.
"The textbooks were printed... but not delivered. That is tremendously bad management," said De Klerk.
De Klerk was speaking after a conference hosted by his foundation.
The event discussed the outcomes of the recent ANC policy conference and their future impact.