Limpopo DBE given 72 hours to release matric results of alleged cheating pupils

The Limpopo Basic Education Department has been ordered to release the matric results of the pupils who were implicated in the exam cheating scandal.

The Thohoyandou Magistrate Court gave the department 72 hours to release the results.

Spokesperson for Department of Basic Education, Elijah Mhlanga, says the result have not yet being released.

According to the judgment the 72 hours expires on Wednesday.

We are currently in Polokwane to work through the judgement and what it has instructed us to do and also look at other implications it might have.

Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson for the Department of Basic Education

Mhlanga says the Department was holding on to the results because the investigation is still ongoing. He says they will have to release the results now in adherence to the court judgment.

We are doing so unwillingly because we feel by releasing the results of the implicated people will affect the investigations negatively

Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson for the Department of Basic Education

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