Facts on the table show MEC Panyaza Lesufi did not steal money, says DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says there is no report that indicates Gauteng Education MEC Lesufi misappropriated funds from the department.

The comments come amid a campaign by lobby group AfriForum to have Lesufi removed over claims of mismanagement after the department incurred more than R900m in irregular expenditure.

DA shadow MEC for education Khume Ramulifho explains how the irregular expenditure was incurred and insists there is no excuse.

We didn't come out to defend MEC Lesufi, we come out putting the facts on the table.

Khume Ramulifho, DA shadow MEC for education in Gauteng

We condemned the MEC for actually having incurred irregular expenditure but what we are saying is that there is nothing in any report which we got which indicates that MEC Lesufi has stolen the money.

Khume Ramulifho, DA shadow MEC for education in Gauteng

We know the reasons for the irregular expenditure, unacceptable as it is, is the fact that there was a tender of R800m which was a nutrition programme where the department could not follow the normal processes in terms of compliance...

Khume Ramulifho, DA shadow MEC for education in Gauteng

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