Textbook dumping: Official gets bail

2012-07-11 13:16
DA officials with dumped textbooks. (Beeld)

DA officials with dumped textbooks. (Beeld)

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Johannesburg - A clerk in the Limpopo education department appeared in the Giyani Magistrate's Court on Wednesday morning in connection with the dumping of school textbooks, police said.

Glen Kubayi, 44, was released on R2 000 bail and the matter was postponed to August 3, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

Kubayi faces a charge of malicious damage to property.

Textbooks for mathematics Grade 8 and numeracy in Sepedi, Grade 3, were found dumped in Giyani last week.

The Democratic Alliance laid a charge against the department for vandalism and destruction of books in Seshego.

Another charge was brought against a service provider who allegedly dumped the textbooks in Giyani.
Mulaudzi said on Tuesday the man's arrest would not affect the charges laid by the DA.

Limpopo police have denied re-arresting Kubayi.

"He has not been re-arrested," said Mulaudzi.

"What is happening is that the police are still continuing their investigation into the case, and to link the case to other suspects."

After news of the dumping emerged, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga called for the culprits to be arrested.

Schools in the province were without books for the first six months of the school year.
- SAPA
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