Five Hwange Advanced level exam cheats have been convicted of contravening the Zimbabwe School Examination Council Act.

Arthur Delight Chuma, Nkosilomsa Sibanda, Kegan Mduduzi Chigubu, Albertina Mbebe and Tamica Dube all from Gebhuza Secondary School in Hwange were found guilty by Hwange Magistrate Godfrey Ntando Dube who ordered them to perform 350 hours of community service.

Allegations are that on the 28th of this, the five unlawfully accessed a ZIMSEC A’level economics paper three before seating for the exam.

It was further alleged that the five went on to make photocopies of the paper but things went wrong when a fellow classmate Mandras Mandira caught them in the act.

The classmate reportedly discouraged them from relying on papers circulated on social media but was shocked to find the exact contents of the photocopied paper when they sat for the exam.

Mandira reported the matter to the school Headmistress who subsequently made a police report which led to the arrest of the five exam cheats.