Students, staff exam fraud trial postponed

2012-11-23 19:11
Johannesburg - Nine people from a further education and training college in Mpumalanga appeared in the Witbank Magistrate's Court on Friday in connection with examination fraud.

The matter was postponed until next week for a bail application, said Colonel Leonard Nyathi.

Corruption and fraud charges have been brought against campus manager Maesela Douglas Ntlhane 27, marketing manager Jeffrey Mathula Sebola, 39, lecturers Reina Koba Matuludi 27, Ntswaki Joyce Makena, 31, and Tebogo Christopher Mmowa, 23, and students Mpusheng Vincent Mafokwana 21, Pony Magomole Tjabadi 21, Sello Maesela 22 and Mosedi Harrold Mathaila 21.

They were arrested after the police received information that exam question papers were being sold to students, who were in turn writing the exams in their rooms.

The students were caught writing the exams in their rooms. Completed answer sheets were found in the lecturers' vehicles.

The nine remain in custody.

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