We wrote about the ZIMSEC O Level Mathematics paper that was leaked before last week’s exam. ZIMSEC was yet to give us comment and they still haven’t.
While still waiting on a comment from ZIMSEC, we have managed to verify the authenticity of the images. A candidate who sat for the O-level mathematics paper 2 has confirmed it is indeed the paper that was written last week Thursday.
Confirmation of leak
I can explicitly say that the images were received on Wednesday well before the exam and I strike the allegedly part off my initial article as I confidently say:
The ZIMSEC O-level Mathematics Paper 2 examination was undeniably leaked.
ZIMSEC employee accused of selling exam papers
To add to ZIMSEC’s saga an employee of the ZIMSEC Norton Printing Press, Arnold Maimba was charged with violating the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) Act when he appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Victoria Mashamba.
Maimba allegedly stole the O-level 2020 Mathematics paper 1 & 2 and the O-level 2020 English paper 1 &2. All four papers are important examinations.
It was stated in court on Saturday that the 22-year-old stole a copy of the O-Level Mathematics papers 1 and 2 at his place of work and hid them under his jersey before he went home. Maimba allegedly smuggled out the mathematics examination papers on the 27th of November 2020 and the English papers using the same tactic on the 3rd of December 2020.
He is then suspected to have sold the papers to ZIMSEC candidates before the examination dates. Investigations led to Maimba’s arrest which has now led to the police hunting down his customers.
The State led by Mr Lancelotte Mutsokoti opposed bail, saying there was overwhelming evidence against Maimba and considering the jail term he faced, this could encourage him to flee from justice.
Maimba’s bail application will continue to be heard today in court.