THEMBA Daniel Shikwambana has appeared in court in connection with the leaking of one of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination paper.
Shikwambana, 31, was arrested following a Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation for alleged theft of a 2020 Maths Matric exam paper 2.
Since the matric final exams commenced, two papers have been leaked – Mathematics paper 2 and Physics paper 2.
Following the leaks of the papers, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) approached the Hawks to investigate the matter, saying grade 12’s will only rewrite if the quality of the paper was compromised.
“Shikwambana works for a Johannesburg based company that is contracted by the DBE, to print the current year’ Matric exam papers”, said the police’s Katlego Mogale in a statement.
Mogale said the accused appeared before the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.
“The court has remanded Shikwambana in custody pending his bail application scheduled for this Monday. An investigation into the leakage of other papers is still continuing,” added Mogale.
“He appeared before the Johannesburg magistrate court on Thursday and the matter was remanded for January 27. He was granted bail for R1,000. An investigation into the leakage of other papers is still continuing,” Mogale said.
Meanwhile, the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) has also received a preliminary report into matric examination question paper leaks.
(SOURCE: INSIDE EDUCATION)