Lobby group AfriForum says they will be handing over a memorandum to the office of Gauteng Premier David Makhura calling for the removal of Panyaza Lesufi as Education MEC.

AfriForum says they will also be laying criminal charges against the Gauteng Department of Education relating to it’s alleged misappropriation of more than R900 million.

The organisation says the criminal charges come as a result of finds by the Auditor General’s 2017/18 report, which stated that the department incurred R900 million on irregular expenses.

Afriforum’s Henk Maree says, “We will be approaching the offices of Mr Makhura in which we will be handing over a letter in which we ask for the dismissal of Panyaza Lesufi as the MEC of Education in Gauteng….”

“We are focusing on the placement process for the grade 1 to 8 pupils in Gauteng, we are referring to statements that he made in the media, statements that he made on social media, misconduct, financial obligations that were not met. So it is quite a long list of reasons that we will be handing over,” added Maree.