Lesufi vows to fight for quality education for all

Panyaza Lesufi addressed a Youth Day march hosted by the Education Department in Soweto.

FILE: Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has vowed to ensure that the province’s youth no longer have to struggle to access the right to quality education. Picture: @EducationGP.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Monday vowed to ensure that the province's youth no longer had to struggle to access the right to quality education.

Lesufi addressed a Youth Day march hosted by the department in Soweto on Monday afternoon.

The MEC said the event was a revival of the fight for quality education for all South African children.

Lesufi said while South Africans no longer had to worry about apartheid, they now had their own struggles to overcome.

"I don't want these young ones to rely on social grants or apply for RDP houses. I want them to have their own houses because they can afford them."

He was speaking at the department's march in commemoration of the youth of 1976.

Thousands of pupils from schools across the province gathered to remember the contributions of people like Hector Pieterson.

Also in attendance was Dan Montsitsi - one of the first pupils arrested during the June 1976 uprising.