Thabo Sebashe

THE Limpopo textbook saga still continues after thousands of textbooks where found dumped in Phalaborwa yesterday.

Namakgale police were called to the scene by members of the public who discovered over 10 000 Grade 4 to 9 mathematics, physical science and life orientation study material scattered in a rubbish dump next to a valley in a village outside Phalaborwa.

Police spokeswoman Constable Lucy Sekgotodi said the books were still in a good condition, indicating that they were dumped recently.

“We have taken all available evidence, including some invoices and fingerprints, for forensic analysis and are going to open a case of malicious damage to property,” she said.

Sekgotodi said they would use some of the administrative documents, including invoices found on site, to try to track down the involved suppliers.

Limpopo Education Department spokesman Pat Kgomo said they would be launching their own investigation.

A task team was set up by President Jacob Zuma last month to investigate the textbook debacle.