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DA calls on Makhura to take action against Lesufi

A report has revealed that more than R430 million was spent on decontaminating schools between June and August.

FILE: Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: DBE.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) said Gauteng Premier David Makhura should hold Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi accountable for the millions spent fogging schools for only three months.

A report has revealed that more than R430 million was spent on decontaminating schools between June and August.

The party said these millions could have been spent on building more schools and providing additional mobile classrooms to ease overcrowding.

Lesufi said he was consulting law enforcement and the Auditor General.

“I wish to reaffirm my commitment to leave no stone unturned on this including holding on those who procured these services accountable.”

Listen to the audio below for more:

Lesufi said he was dismayed, taken aback by the hefty price tag spent on the services and not even aware of it.

"I was not aware, I only became aware when the journalist requested the information and when I went through the report I was completely taken aback," he told 702's Mandy Wiener.

Decontamination Disinfection Deep Cleaning and Sanitization of Schools Final Vic and Hudson by Primedia Broadcasting on Scribd

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