Former MUT staff avoided forensic probe
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15 2017 THE MANGOSUTHU University of Technology in uMlazi, southwest of Durban, has been rapped over the knuckles by MPs for failing to take action on the forensic investigation instituted against some of its former executives.
This came to light when the university briefed Parliament’s higher education and training portfolio committee on its state of affairs a year after the resignations of senior executives over the forensic probe findings.
In February 2016, MUT placed six administrators on special leave and later instituted a forensic investigation into the former vice-chancellor and others.
A report was released in July 2016, but some had resigned. The findings were never made public.
The suspensions and subsequent resignations left the university with acting personnel.
During the committee’s meeting, MPs demanded the forensic report and wanted to know whether action had been taken.
Acting vice-chancellor Marcus Ramogale blamed the failure to act on the fact that the executives had left before being charged.
When asked if steps had been taken against them outside the institution, he could not answer, stating it was not in the scope of the executive management.