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Exam leaks traced to Fidelity Printers

By Tendai Rupapa

Leakage of Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) papers for November tests has been traced to the printers, Fidelity Printers, with an employee of the firm appearing in court last week charged for the crime.

Fidelity Printers and Refiners
Fidelity Printers and Refiners

The employee, Winnie Kanyedze (31), who is employed by Fidelity Printers in the examination packaging department, appeared before a Mbare magistrate court charged with contravening the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council Act.

An Ordinary Level student, Brian Madoro, was caught with a Mathematics Paper 2 question paper at Budiriro 2 High School. On interrogation, he told the police that he had bought the paper from Newman Ndoro, who is said to be Kanyedze’s husband.

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When Ndoro was arrested, he implicated Kanyedze as the source, leading to her arrest.

Kanyedze was granted $100 bail at the Mbare courts and remanded to November 26.

Ndoro was arrested a second time for accessing and selling the English Paper 2 question paper to a private tutor, William Chikumbirike of Kuwadzana.

Ndoro (32) and Chikumbirike (34), together with their accomplice Panganai Nyamuremwa (41), yesterday appeared before Mr Tendai Mahwe charged with contravening sections of the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council Act.

They were remanded to November 27 on $100 bail each. They were represented by Mr Tendai Toto.

Four more people appeared before the same courts yesterday on allegations of leaking the English Paper 2 question paper.

Victor Kabondo (37), Godfrey Nhari (46), Enock Sithole (21) and Juliet Zikonyo (20) accessed the question paper and distributed it to students who are sitting candidates, the court heard.

The offence came to light when one of the students was caught revising the paper in Mhondoro.

The quartet was remanded out of custody to November 24.

Prosecuting, Ms Sharon Mashavira alleged that on October 20 Nhari sent the paper to Kabondo through WhatsApp.

According to the State, Kabondo is a private tutor who teaches Ordinary Level students. The Herald