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FortHareNews24 reports that after months of investigation, police have made a breakthrough following the spate of killings that have plagued the University of Fort Hare (UFH).

The university made headlines Last year after the bodyguard of Professor Sakhele Buhlungu died in a hail of bullets on 6 January when he was shot in the vice-chancellor's car. Buhlungu was not in the vehicle, but was later taken to a safe house. A bounty of R5 million had allegedly been placed on the vice-chancellor's head. Bodyguard Mboneli Vesele’s death followed the assassination of fleet manager Petrus Roets in May 2022. Fourteen senior staff members at the university were among the 15 people arrested in various provinces over the Easter weekend in connection with the killings at the institution. They are reportedly facing a string of charges. The senior staff members arrested had all been suspended from the university and had been subjected to disciplinary hearings. They included a supply chain manager who was suspended for irregular transactions. A human resources director was suspended for fraudulent qualifications, and an executive manager was suspended for using university funds for personal purposes. A member of the security and protection services team at the university was also among those arrested. They are expected to make their first appearance in the Dimbaza Magistrate's Court in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Marvin Charles at News24 (free trial access)

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