Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng, File Photo

‘Ban Hlaudi Motsoeneng from speaking at schools!’ .DA

The opposition is unhappy with the disgraced former SABC COO giving political speeches to the youth.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng, File Photo

The Democratic Alliance have publically expressed their concerns over Hlaudi Motsoeneng “politicking” in South African schools. Motsoeneng is set to visit Eqinisweni Secondary School in Ivory Park, Tembisa. You might ask “what exactly does Hlaudi want to talk to school kids about?” Well…

The media invitation to the event explains some of Motsoeneng’s aims with the talk.

 “keep the youth of South Africa motivated to study and focus in prioritizing education and self-discipline.”

Oh, he will also “provide tips and strategies for studying”. DA MP and Shadow Minister of Basic Education Gavin Davis has torn into the former COO.

“One wonders what study tips Motsoeneng can offer when he himself failed to obtain a matric, and was found by the Public Protector to have lied when he claimed that he had a matric qualification.”

“He has also not hidden his disdain for schooling, claiming that “too much education is dangerous…it’s like overdosing on your medicine”.

Before calling on Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga to ban Motsoeneng from speaking politically at schools, Davis alluded to recent political comments the former SABC man had made.

“As Motsoeneng said last month: “You may say you don’t want Hlaudi, it’s fine. But Hlaudi is going to lead you on another platform …People are calling me to politics.” The ANCYL in the Free State announced its intention to nominate him as a Member of Parliament, and Motsoeneng himself has stated that he will “take any leadership position in government.

In terms of a “Hlaudi school ban” Davis referred back to the SA schools act.

“Section 33A of the South African Schools Act is quite clear that political activities during school time are prohibited. I have therefore written to Minister Angie Motshekga to request that she prevents Motsoeneng from conducting his political campaign in schools.”

“Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s toxic influence was felt at our public broadcaster for far too long. We cannot allow him to extend his tentacles into our public schools.”