KZN 2019 matrics celebrates as NSC exam results are released

KZN 2019 matrics celebrate as NSC exam results released

The day has finally arrived for the Matric class of 2019.

KZN 2019 matrics celebrates as NSC exam results are released
Lauren Beukes

Earlier this morning the National Senior Certificate exam results were released. 

In KZN the province's top matric learners will be celebrated at an awards function hosted by the Department of Education at the Durban ICC.

Siyabonga Cele from Bizimali High School in Nkandla came first among quintile one schools achieving eight distinctions.

Its a huge feather in the cap for the rural school which had no running water or electricity until July last year.

KZN achieved a pass mark of 81,3 percent.

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Learners around the province flocked to fuel stations to get their hands on newspapers to find their results.


Newswatch was at a vigil at a KwaMashu filling station last night, where hundreds of learners gathered.

An excited girl says she couldn't believe it when she saw her name in the paper. " I had to double check to see if it was real." Another learner says she can't explain her emotions, " I feel like crying right now!" 

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Cebo Zungu, a from Montclair south of Durban says he feels like a huge weight has been lifted off his shoulders, " I don't know how to describe it but the wait killed us. But I got the paper, I got my Bachelors pass with two distinctions."  We all went crazy, our parents were hooting their cars, it was a lot of emotions," he adds. 

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