The department of basic education stated that mathematics paper two was leaked, just hours before it was written.
“Initial indications are that the paper became available in the early parts of Monday morning, hours before the paper could be written. ’The origins of the leak are not clear as yet but the matric candidates who had access to the question paper appear to be located in the Limpopo and Gauteng provinces.” – The department of basic education
The department of basic education is investigating the matter to establish the extent of the leak.
Depending on the outcome of the investigation affected schools may be required to write another paper.
This is not the first time something like this has happened. Final matric exams have been leaked over the years, with the Limpopo and Gauteng provinces the main locations where they stem from.
In 2015, the Life Science paper was leaked in Limpopo.
In 2016, the maths paper was leaked in the same province via WhatsApp.
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