Minister of Higher Education Naledi Pandor has given the University of Zululand (Unizulu) until September to reopen a probe into a number of allegations circulated at the institution in the past few months. One of the main allegations was that Unizulu vice-chancellor Xoliswa Mtose’s appointment was fraudulent. Others related to an illegal transfer of R11.5m, the fraudulent and unprocedural appointment of the university’s attorneys and irregularities relating to the purchase of executive housing. The allegations include qualifications fraud, changing of marks and tampering with admission requirements to allow students who did not meet the requirements to be admitted. Although the university has investigated all these allegations before, Pandor said she was not satisfied with the outcome. She directed the Unizulu council to conduct an independent forensic investigation. Pandor’s spokesman, Lunga Ngqengelele, said on Wednesday that the minister wanted action taken against those implica...

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