- Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi visited Mabuya Secondary School in Ekurhuleni
- The photos indicated the school is ready to accept learners when schools are meant to reopen
- South Africans reacted strongly to the news and many raised their concerns
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Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi has been a very busy man of late, despite the nationwide lockdown.
Lesufi has generally had to contend with schools being vandalised and burgled and this hasn't subsided.
In fact, he recently revealed that a school was broken into and their PPE stolen.
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Lesufi has been visiting schools as government tries to ensure that schools are ready to reopen, as lockdown level three commences on Monday.
On Wednesday, he took to Twitter and shared photos of his visit to Mabuya Secondary School in Ekurhuleni.
The tweet seemingly opened a can of worms and some raised concerns about "advertising" the school's expensive LED screens.
The tweet can be viewed below:
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The tweet had a polarising effect and Briefly.co.za has shared some of the responses below.
Twitter user @Bongz_Mazbk felt the image would attract criminals:
"MEC don’t get me wrong but don’t you think by showing pictures of all the tech and school names you are guiding the thugs where to target next?"
#CoronaMustFall (@fanele_fs) asked,
"Are you Cdes prepared to accept liability for the infection and possible death of children because of Covid? Have you thought about this?"
Tonakgolo_ya_botho (@markus_makgoba1) said,
"Please also visit underprivileged schools in remote areas. Visit hammanskraal where pitlatrine are still used and come start with your media personality career."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Lesufi has had to clear the air after it emerged that Bidvest was cleaning schools amid the Covid-19 crisis.
One person had questioned why the massive company was used and not smaller black-owned businesses.
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