Mampara of the week: Elijah Mhlanga

18 August 2019 - 00:00 By Hogarth

CHAPTER AND PERVERSE

Elijah Mhlanga, spokesperson of the department of basic education, has some odd ideas about reading. And women. He went public with a series of tweets designed, he said, to "make reading sexy". He sort of apologised for posting pictures of women in various states of undress in a ham-fisted attempt to attract presumably male pupils to "an activity that can be done for fun and leisure"...

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