Tebogo Msimanga |
Civil Organisation Afriforum on Sunday said Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, officially retracted his allegations that the organisation attempted to assassinate him and stalked his children. Afriforum said Lesufi made these allegations during a media conference in Johannesburg on 24 November 2019. “He also officially expressed his regrets to AfriForum for making these false statements.”
AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel said Lesufi complied with AfriForum’s demands by officially retracting his allegations. “There is no reason therefore to continue with the libel actions against Lesufi. “Taxpayers would have paid for Lesufi’s legal fees in the libel case. R431 million has already been plundered by Lesufi’s department in the school sanitation debacle”.
Kriel added that AfriForum wants to prevent more taxpayer money from being wasted on Lesufi’s legal costs.