Lesufi striving for mediocrity

Lesufi striving for mediocrity

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is pictured during a media briefing in Johannesburg, January 8 2019. Picture: Refilwe Modise

It is worrying that a man responsible for educating our kids cares more for political grandstanding than facts.

When your own incompetence is highlighted, what do you do? If you’re Gauteng education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, you launch personal attacks … as he did yesterday on our young, female, journalist who had the temerity to ask questions about the department’s new, and apparently badly sub-standard, website. Digital experts we spoke to for our story pointed out a number of serious flaws in the website, including its lack of security coding which would make it – and the thousands of parents who use it – vulnerable to hacking and digital sabotage. When we asked for comment from Lesufi’s department, we...




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