KWAZULU Natal MEC for Education Kwazi Mshengu confirmed on Tuesday that large quantities of personal protective equipment has disappeared in the uMlazi, Pinetown and Zululand districts.
The equipment apparently disappeared en route to circuit offices and schools.
“The disappearance of these PPE makes the preparations for the reopening in schools an elusive goal. Their replacement of these PPE will cost the department millions of rand, the money of which the department does not have,” said Kwazi.
He has since directed the head of department Dr Vusumuzi Nzama to launch an investigation on the disappearance of PPE in these districts.
(Compiled by Inside Education staff)