R13, you must be joking.
What part of "He said the problems in Limpopo had their roots in apartheid, under the leadership of former president Hendrik Verwoerd" would suggest that he is not blaming apartheid?
White privilege must be eradicated from society.
...is so totally NOT blaming apartheid.“You are dealing with a teacher that comes from the Verwoedian system... his or her attitude towards education still needs to be worked on.
“We are not dealing with a problem of today; we are solving a problem of centuries [ago].”
Really?! Come on.
The fact that this shower-headed ignoramus even mentions the word 'apartheid' when trying to worm his way out of his responsibility (as per the flippin' norm with the entire lot of them) is completely despicable. It really is pathetic.
Oh my, how embarrassing to call that our President. How much longer will he take advantage of his followers, continually subjecting them to being idiots? Light bulbs should and will start switching on soon. For 18 years under the ANC there were textbooks, this year none.... so do the math, stop regressing.
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If I was prez I'd fire this Verwoerd guy for not delivering the textbooks then.He said the problems in Limpopo had their roots in apartheid, under the leadership of former president Hendrik Verwoerd
African logic fail.
I don't know what's more hilarious, the totally unexpected blaming of Apartheid, or the bit about "president" Verwoerd.. These numbskulls don't even know what they're always bitching about.
So y'all need to hide yo uzis, hide yo assault rifles and hide yo bazookas 'cos they disarmin' everybody out here!
If you can't do a simple survey with the deployed cadres to find out what is needed when it comes to books, when and by whom, order and deliver, then there is little hope for this church you call the ANC.'You can't just fire someone'
Asked when he was going to fire Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Zuma responded that he could not fire anyone without due process.
"You can't just fire someone without verifying the facts," he said.
"You don't know who is responsible for that. You can't say the minister sitting in Pretoria in the office is responsible. Even if the buck stops there she needs to find out who the individual is [that's] responsible before she takes action," he said.
Zuma said that the task team appointed to investigate the situation in Limpopo should be given "reasonable time" to do their job.
"Once the investigation is done, conclusions are drawn, and recommendations are made, we will act," he said.
Zuma also denied that he had failed to take action on education.
"That's why I've got two ministers. That is an action. That's why [the education department] has got the biggest budget. That is an action," he said, drawing listeners' attention to the national government's intervention in the Limpopo education department last year.
'We have prioritised education'
"Once we discovered there were problems [in Limpopo], we applied section 100."
In December, the government placed Limpopo under a section 100 (1)(b) intervention, and took over the running of the province's treasury, education, transport and roads, health and public works departments. The education department racked up R2.2-billion in unauthorised expenditure in 2011, yet some schools did not receive any funds.
"We have prioritised education in every respect," he said, adding the education system was still suffering from the legacy of apartheid.
"We're not dealing with a problem of today, we're solving a problem of centuries," he said.
He defended the government's track record on service delivery saying that the challenge of decades of deprivation could not be solved in a decade or two.
"There is something happening. The enormity of the challenge is you can't do it all at the same time," he said.
What this highlights is that the minister is probably not to blame at all really, its cadre deployment.
Teachers and principals not doing what they are supposed to do.
The minister comes into it for failing to sort the problem out quickly and effectively when the department was taken to court the first time round.
Now its just heibo, it wasn't me mentality kicking in and even El Presidente ducking and diving by trying to deflect responsibility to the long gone and dead dark days of apartheid.
Are you a coconut?
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