Forensic investigation exonerates Council Chairperson

Mr Morailane Morailane

The Council of Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) has re-instated its chairperson, Mr Morailane Morailane after he was exonerated of any wrongdoing through a Council-commissioned forensic investigation by SNG-Thornton. The final report of the investigation was tabled at the virtual meeting of the University Council held through Microsoft Teams on 23 October 2020. Council adopted the report after deliberation.

In a statement to the MUT community, Interim Chairperson Dr Zethu Qunta informed the University community of Council’s resolution that it “should invite back to Council, members of Council, such as the Chairperson of Council, whom the SNG-Thornton report has exonerated”. The investigation was commissioned to probe alleged corruption and irregularities at the University.

Dr Qunta’s statement also added that the Acting Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Professor Marcus Ramogale will continue in his acting capacity. “The university community and all stakeholders are requested to give the Acting Vice-Chancellor and his management team maximum support as they execute their duties and responsibilities,” said Dr Qunta.