Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council clerk, Edisendi Muzira appeared in court on Thursday facing allegations of smuggling an October-November Economics Paper 3 from the printing press and selling it.
Muzira appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Richard Ramaboa who adjourned the matter to January 14 for trial after the State said it had amended the charges.
The state alleges that sometime in October 2019, Muzira was assigned to the Norton Printing Press and his duties included packaging of printed October-November 2019 session O and A-Level examination papers.
It further alleges that Muzira then took a copy of the Economics examination Paper 3 which his son sold for US$50. The court heard:
It is alleged that Muzira’s son also photographed the examination question paper and used his WhatsApp platform to send a soft copy to Nigel Dengeza in Chitungwiza after he was paid a fee.
The court also heard that the paper went viral in most parts of the country, and was accessed by many candidates some of which have already appeared in court over the matter.
ZIMSEC has also confirmed that the paper which circulated resembles a true copy of the original one.
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