Section 27 spokesperson Nikki Stein says that they have been told that the threats are being made by officials in both national and provincial departments.
The books were destined to schools that have been without them for almost a year. This happened after the department's failure to deliver the books. The official is currently out on bail of R2000.
Section 27 had given the Basic Education Department until May 10 to deliver textbooks to Limpopo schools.
The organisation's spokesperson, Nikki Stein, says officials from the department have been threatening some schools which have gone to them for help.
“What worries us is also the fact that we have been flooded with phone calls this morning from schools to report textbooks shortages. They asked us not to give their names to the Department of Education because they have been intimidated, threatened and told that if they do report their textbook shortages, disciplinary steps may be taken against them,” says Stein.