Editorial staff
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2 minute read
9 Mar 2022
4:00 am

Will Lesufi be able to run Gauteng?

Editorial staff

Lesufi has been, without a doubt, the MEC with the highest profile, riding into battle against racism in schools faster than you can say “photo opportunity”.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi briefs media at Bryanston High School in Johannesburg, 25 May 2020. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Speculation that Gauteng ANC deputy chairperson and education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is the frontrunner to take over as premier from David Makhura makes you wonder about the future of the province. Lesufi has been, without a doubt, the MEC with the highest profile, riding into battle against racism in schools faster than you can say “photo opportunity”. Racism is definitely an issue but whether Lesufi’s highprofile “interventions” have helped or hindered the resolution of race-based clashes is still up for debate. And let’s not forget that the Gauteng department of education was found to have irregularly awarded contracts to the...