More arrests expected in Limpopo exam paper leak

2016-11-16 18:48
Tinyiko Khosa in court. (Hawks)

Tinyiko Khosa in court. (Hawks)

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Giyani - Police investigating the leaking of matric exam papers believe more arrests will be made, this as a suspect linked to the scandal appeared in the Giyani Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Tinyiko Khosa, 52, the owner of two independent schools in Malamulele, an area about 35km from Giyani in Limpopo where the mathematics paper II was leaked on October 31, appeared calm and smiled in the dock.

He is facing a theft charge. The case was postponed to November 23 when he would apply for bail.

He handed himself over to the Hawks after investigations allegedly linked him to the exam paper leak.

Provincial Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said they believed Khosa had help from others. Hawks officers were pursuing them.

Basic education department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga told reporters outside the court that the chances of pupils rewriting the affected exams were slim, but this option was being looked at.

By Friday, they would determine how many pupils had sight of the paper before they sat for it.

Preliminary investigations indicated that some Giyani High School pupils got hold of the paper and shared it on Whatsapp. Mhlanga said the leak was confined to one area.

Disciplinary action would be taken against implicated pupils, in accordance with department policy and examination regulations.

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