- Father reportedly works as clerk at Zimsec
A SPECISS College ‘A’ Level school dropout (name withheld) on Wednesday appeared before the Harare Magistrates’ Courts charged with leaking a Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) October-November 2019 Economics Paper 3 examination paper.
Accused, whose age is yet to be established, is the son of 54-year-old Edisendi Muzira, a Zimsec clerk.
Accused appeared before Harare Magistrate Richard Ramaboa.
According to the State’s case, sometime in October 2019, Muzira was given a task at the Norton Printing Press to package printed October-November 2019 session ‘O’ and A’ Level examination papers.
Accused’s father allegedly smuggled the paper in question, meant to be sat for on November 28.
On October 24, 2019, accused allegedly photographed the ‘A’ Level Economics Paper 3 examination question paper and used his WhatsApp platform to send a soft copy to one Nigel Dengeza in Chitungwiza.
Dengeza allegedly paid US$50 for the service.
The examination allegedly went viral and was able to reach many parts of the country.
Candidates from Gebuza High School in Hwange were also arrested after they were allegedly found with copied of the examination paper in question.
The students also appeared before Hwange Magistrates’ Courts after copies of the paper were seized by an alert invigilator before the paper was sat for.
Muzira (Zimsec clerk and father of the accused) is also facing charges of criminal abuse of duty.
He appeared in court on January 9.
Muzira was allowed ZWL300 bail.
Zimsec have confirmed that the examination paper which was recovered from the father was original.
Ramaboa also allowed accused ZWL300 bail.