MUT Council re-instates chairperson after forensic investigation

Press statement: Bheki Hlophe, 082 432 1805                                             26 October 2020 For immediate release

MUT Council re-instates chairperson after forensic investigation

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. Council deliberated on the final report and adopted it at its virtual meeting of the University Council held through Microsoft Teams on 23 October 2020.

In a statement to the MUT community, Interim Council Chairperson Dr Zethu Qunta explained that Council resolved 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.


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