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A clerk in the Limpopo education department appeared in the Giyani Magistrate's Court on Wednesday morning in connection with the dumping of school textbooks, police said.
Glen Kubayi, 44, was released on R2 000 bail and the matter was postponed to August 3, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.
Kubayi faces a charge of malicious damage to property.
Textbooks for mathematics Grade Eight and numeracy in Sepedi, Grade Three, were found dumped in Giyani last week.
The DA laid a charge against the department for vandalism and destruction of books in Seshego.
Another charge was brought against a service provider who allegedly dumped the textbooks in Giyani.
Mulaudzi said on Tuesday the man's arrest would not affect the charges laid by the DA.
After news of the dumping emerged, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga called for the culprits to be arrested.
Schools in the province were without books for the first seven months of the school year. – Sapa