AFTER waiting a whole year for his matric results, Madimetja Johannes Langa can finally get on with his life.
Madimetja, 17, of Kutuspoort, near Marapyane in Mpumalanga, finally received his results on Friday.
In a desperate move last month, he threatened to take Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to court to force her to release his results.
Education authorities said the delay was because his marks did not add up on the system.
The excited Madimetja said: "I am glad that I can finally move on.
"Though this delay has had an adverse impact on my future, I will work hard to catch up with my former school mates who are now a year ahead of me at tertiary."
Madimetja passed six of the seven subjects he wrote. He only failed biology.
He convincingly passed geography, agricultural science, life orientation, English, Sepedi and maths literacy.
Madimetja's lawyer Moepi Maubane said the planned court case against Motshekga had been dropped because his client was happy.
Madimetja attended Setenjisiwe High School in Kutuspoort.
When he could not get his results, tertiary institutions he had applied to could not admit him.
Madimetja has now been enrolled at the Tshawne South College in Centurion where he will study climatology next year.
Mpumalanga education department spokesperson Jasper Zwane confirmed yesterday that Madimetja had dropped his legal challenge after receiving his results.