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Basic Education Dept: Website hack could be linked court ruling on religion

Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says there’s reason to believe the hacking could be linked to the judgement.

Picture: Pixabay.com.

JOHANNESBURG – The Basic Education Department says it believes the hacking of its website could be linked to a High Court judgement on religion in schools.

Images of bodies, some belonging to children, were put up on the site last night.

A message reading “I love Islamic State” was also left on the site.

The Johannesburg High Court ruled on Wednesday that schools cannot promote any one religion over others.

Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says there’s reason to believe the hacking could be linked to the judgement.

“We find it curious that all these things could happen on the same day, that’s why we’ve reason to believe there could be a link because both have got to do with the same subject matter.

“And we feel that an investigation will assist us to get to the bottom of this case.”

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