Arnold Maimba, a Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) employee who stole 2020 Ordinary Level examination papers and sold them to prospective Form Four candidates, has been slapped with a one-year jail term.
He will, however, serve an effective six months after Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba suspended six months of the sentence on condition of good behaviour.
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Maimba (22) was employed as a contract worker at the ZIMSEC Printing Press in Norton when he committed the crime.
He was charged with having access to or revealing the contents of examination material as defined in section 35(a) and (b) of the ZIMSEC Act.
Maimba stole the ‘O’ Level November 2020 Mathematics Paper One and Paper Two on 27 November and on 3 December, he stole ‘O’ Level November English Language Paper One and Paper Two examination papers and sold the papers to prospective candidates.
He was arrested by detectives on 9 December and several ‘O’ Level Mathematics and English Language examination papers were found at his home after a search.