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Limpopo ‘textbook dumper’ in court

A man accused of dumping school textbooks is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

The DA claims these textbooks are being destroyed in Limpopo. Picture: Twitter: @HelenZille.
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JOHANNESBURG - Limpopo police on Wednesday said some new information they received led to a delay in the court appearance of a man facing charges for dumping textbooks. 

The 44-year-old education official was due to appear in court Tuesday, but is now due in the dock today. 

It emerged over a week ago that some learning material due to be delivered to schools in that province were instead dumped in a river in Giyani.

Limpopo pupils received textbooks six months into the school year because of an invalid tender awarded to suppliers EduSoultions. 

It was however only cancelled in April.

Police spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said they could not reveal what the new information was, but said it should become clear during the court appearance. 

Mulaudzi said he hoped the new information would lead to more arrests.

Eyewitness News understands police may have been led to more textbooks that were dumped in the province - which could extend the scope of the case. 

Three separate task teams are investigating the textbook crisis in the province, including an audit team that is determining whether all Limpopo schools have the necessary learning material.

Meanwhile, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has said a nationwide investigation into how books are bought could be launched soon.

(Edited by Thato Motaung)

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