Port Elizabeth – The African National Congress’s greatest crime is not Nkandla, but a poor education system, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday.
“The ANC’s greatest crime is not Nkandla, it is the fact that they have failed the education system of South Africa. It is a crime that on June 16, 21 years later, our education is considered one of the worst in the world,” he said at a Youth Day event at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
Young people could not be asked to finish high school with teachers who could not get the basics right or pass the exams they set for pupils.
“When the ANC government says we will give tenders to a few politically connected people, under the DA we say we want to give what no money can take away, what nobody can rob from you, a quality education.
“The fact is that if my mother, who was a cashier, can one day have a son with two masters degrees, then the dream for this country is the fact that a child of a domestic worker or gardener can one day be a doctor, a lawyer, a nurse. We will rewrite the script.”
He spoke out against corruption and said President Jacob Zuma’s time was running out.
‘Your time is running out’
“We cannot tolerate corruption. Corruption is robbing young South Africans of their future. When corruption gets into you, it stops you from even being able to think. You end up telling
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