Editorials
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25 Oct 2021
9:00 am

Lesufi’s outbursts a salutary lesson

Editorials

Lesufi has angered many people in his rush to get out his quotable quotes and implement his vision of transformation.

MECPanyaza Lesufi visit a shelter for the displaced in Lyttelton on April 27, 2020 in Tshwane, South Africa. Photo: Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has always loved publicity. He deploys speedily to the scene of any school crisis – be it supposed racism or everyday knife-play – knowing the cameras and microphones will be in attendance. That is the way of politicians – appearance over substance, every time. Lesufi has angered many people in his rush to get out his quotable quotes and implement his vision of transformation on the way to what some political analysts believe will be much greater things within the ruling ANC. But he overstepped the mark at a departmental press conference in November 2019...