Man who leaked exam paper applies for bail

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November 23, 2016
Man who leaked exam paper applies for bail

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The 52-year-old is facing charges of theft, fraud and corruption.

Johannesburg — A Limpopo businessman who allegedly leaked a Grade 12 mathematics final examination paper is expected to appear in the Giyani Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for bail application.

Police said the accused, Tinyiko Alphas Khosa, is a former teacher who owns two independent schools in the Malamulele area.

The leak was discovered on 31 October 2016 at Giyani High School.

Khosa handed himself to the police last week after the Hawks launched an investigation and tracked the origin of the leak back to Limpopo.

“The suspect was arrested following an extensive and profound investigation after the leaking of the exam paper in the province. We believe that more suspects will be arrested in connection with this case as the investigation progresses,”
Limpopo police spokesman Captain Matimba Maluleke said after the arrest.

Khosa is facing charges of theft, fraud and corruption.

The Department of Basic Education said at the time that it was discovered that learners in a few schools in the Mopani area had access to the leaked paper before the exam was written.

The paper was shared by learners through Whatsapp. At least 700 pupils affected by the leak would re-write the paper, the department said last week.

This year’s final examinations saw at least 677,141 full-time and 150,183 part-time Grade 12 candidates sit for the examinations that started last month on 26 October and are due to end on 29 November.

African News Agency

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