19 May 2015
The Democratic Alliance said
the findings into the South African Democratic Teacher’s Union jobs-for-cash
scandal is extremely serious.
The investigation instituted
by the Minister of Basic education Angie Motshekga found among other things
that a candidate for a principal post in Gauteng was contacted by Sadtu
officials who tried to extort R25 000 in return for the post.
DA MP of Basic Education
Annette Lovemore said the Democratic Alliance therefore calls on Minister
Motshekga to make her investigation public to table her plan in parliament and
to lay criminal charges against every Sadtu member who is part of the scandal.
Meanwhile the Congress of the
People has condemned the action by Sadtu leaders who sold promotion posts for
their own gain.
In a statement Cope called for
decisive action from government to rid education of all rotten apples so that
the profession can regain its lost credibility.
Cope Spokesperson Dennis Bloem
said it is not in the best interest of the country and of the people that Sadtu
must do that. We as Cope said that it is not right for the union to be linked
Bloem added that “we are
calling upon the minister to hand over the file to the Hawks so that everybody
that is involved in the selling of post arrested must be arrested immediately.”
Labels: DA and Cope calls on minister Motshekga to release the findings of jobs-for-cash scandal