Limpopo man linked to leaked maths exam paper in court

2016-11-16 11:39


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Giyani – A 52-year-old man is expected to appear in the Giyani Magistrate's Court on a theft charge this morning for allegedly leaking a Grade 12 mathematics examination paper, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

The paper was discovered at Giyani High School on October 31 and the man handed himself over to the Hawks at the Giyani police station on Tuesday afternoon.

In a joint statement released with the basic education department, spokesperson for the Hawks Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the investigation had led Hawks members to Gauteng and then to Limpopo where the leak originated.

"The speedy work of the Hawks in this case is extremely commendable and demonstrates the seriousness of this crime that seeks to undermine the integrity of an examination process that affects the lives and futures of over 700 000 young people," Mulaudzi said.

He said the full extent of the leak would be determined by November 18. Those who were implicated would be notified and would have to rewrite the mathematics paper 2 examination, he said.

However, this should not cause panic among matric pupils as the paper had only been exposed to a small group.

"It must be made clear that there is no need for learners to panic as it is only those who have been found with access to the paper that will have to rewrite, as the initial investigation indicates that the leak was contained among a small group of learners," he said.

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