DA sets textbook delivery challenge

The DA's Lindiwe Mazibuko spoke at a rally in Polokwane a short while ago.

DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

LIMPOPO - The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday challenged Limpopo leaders and others to match the Western Cape's textbook delivery record.

The party's Lindiwe Mazibuko was speaking at a rally in Polokwane earlier on Wednesday.

Some Limpopo schools are still waiting for textbooks, despite intervention by national government and a court order by the North Gauteng High Court.

Mazibuko said the DA has no problem sharing their strategy with the other provinces.

"We are willing to share all the details behind our plan, all programmes, delivery times and any other information in order to make sure that the young people of all nine provinces are able to access quality education."

She said Basic Education Minster Angie Motshekga must not be made a scapegoat.

Mazibuko added that all those responsible for the textbook saga be punished.

On Tuesday, the ANC Youth League and Congress of South African Students warned that if Motshekga does not step down, they will engage in mass action.

They claim she has failed to take responsibility for the Limpopo textbooks scandal.