Johannesburg - A clerk in the Limpopo education department is expected to appear in Giyani Magistrate's Court on Wednesday in connection with the dumping of school textbooks.

The 44-year-old man 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 Democratic Alliance 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.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said 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