Whistle blown on EduSolutions

Shocking revelations have been made about the company that was contracted to deliver textbooks in Limpopo.

FILE PICTURE: Former Vlakplaas commander, Dirk Coetzee. Picture: SAHistory.org

JOHANNESBURG - Former Vlakplaas commander Dirk Coetzee who worked as a security consultant for EduSolutions has blown the whistle on the textbook saga.

The City Press newspaper reported on Sunday that Coetzee claimed he saw tens of thousands of textbooks hidden in an EduSolutions warehouse in Gauteng four years ago instead of being delivered to schools.

A high court order last month forced the education department to finally deliver learning material to schools in the province, six months into the academic year.

Coetzee also alleges the company's founder Shaun Battlemann's business relationship with an education official guaranteed him large government contracts.

The former paramilitary hit squad commander claims to have personally introduced Battlemann to President Jacob Zuma.

Three separate investigations into the textbook fiasco is currently underway.