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The trial of a school head, four teachers and a cook all of whom are accused of leaking ordinary level examination papers was on Tuesday deferred to the 7th of January by a Gweru magistrate.

Clever Chimuka, a headmaster at Whata Secondary School in Lower Gweru and his deputy Thulani Nkomo and teachers Praise Dube, Bismarck Gumbo and Brighton Tamboona and Shepherd Munjanja who is a cook at Mkoba Teachers College appeared before Gweru magistrate Mr Tendai Madanhire last November for criminal abuse of office and leaking Zimsec examinations.

The six who were remanded out of custody on $100 bail each will be back in court next Wednesday when trial resumes.

Allegations are that on 25 October this year, Chimuka and his deputy, Nkomo conspired to open envelopes of three exam papers and gave them to Dube.

The state further alleges that Chimuka and Nkomo sold copies of handwritten exam papers to candidates while Dube gave some (copies) to Munjanja who sold them for $40 to student teachers sitting for O level mathematics at the college.

The court heard that on October 27 the matter came to light after authorities at Mkoba Teachers’ College were tipped by some students that the paper had leaked leading to Munjanja, Gumbo and Tamboona’s arrest.

The trio implicated Chimuka, Nkomo and Dube who were subsequently arrested and found in possession of the leaked examination papers.

Source : New Zimbabwe