A former senior manager from the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI) has been arrested in the US following allegations of the misappropriation of funds amounting to $230‚000‚ the university disclosed on Thursday. It said the alleged irregularities were originally identified by the WRHI, which embarked on a full investigation. The person was questioned and he immediately resigned from his position. His laptop was seized and a forensic audit was immediately commissioned‚ the university said. "USAid was immediately informed and the WRHI appointed KPMG to conduct a forensic audit. The WRHI‚ USAid‚ KPMG and the office of the inspector general in the US co-operated throughout the investigation. "A criminal case has also been opened with the South African Police Service‚" the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) said in a statement. Donor funds remained safe‚ it assured. The university added that it and its associated entities would not tolerate the misuse of donor and/or g...

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