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FortHareNews24 reports that University of Fort Hare (UFH) service provider Terrence Joubert is alleged to have concealed information that his alleged accomplice, Isaac Plaatjies, had fake qualifications.

Plaatjies is believed to be the mastermind behind a racketeering scheme that milked the university out of R171 million. He was the university's director for investigations and vetting, until his arrest in November. Joubert is the director of Tarlec Security Solutions, a company that allegedly received R7.7 million to vet the qualifications of UFH staff. According to the investigating officer, Plaatjies had no MA degree, which was supposedly awarded by the University of KwaZulu-Natal. On Wednesday, Joubert and celebrity bodyguard Anwar Khan appeared in the Alice Magistrate's Court sitting in Dimbaza. They applied for bail, which the State opposed. They are among 15 people arrested over the Easter weekend in connection with the multimillion-rand UFH fraud case. Other accused in the case, except Plaatjies, have since been released on bail of R50,000 each. According to the investigating officer, Joubert, Khan and Plaatjies conspired to have Mboneli Vesele, the bodyguard of the university's vice-chancellor, killed in January 2023.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sithandiwe Velaphi at News24

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