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Man arrested for dumping textbooks

The education department is thrilled with the arrest of a man involved in textbooks dumping.

Limpopo textbooks dumped in Limpopo

JOHANNESBURG - Limpopo police on Monday said they arrested a man for allegedly dumping school textbooks in Giyani.

The incident took place last week.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga called on authorities to arrest those responsible for deliberately damaging the books.

In June, officials started receiving textbooks after some learners went without equipment for over six months.

Police spokesperson Hangwani Malaudzi said they made the arrest on Monday morning.

"The arrested man is 44-years-old, he is an employee at the department of education. Investigations are ongoing to ascertain whether more people are involved in the case."

Basic Education spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi said the arrest showed that someone was trying to sabotage Limpopo schools.

"We are thrilled [with the arrest]."

The man will appear in court on Tuesday.