Lawyers to probe corruption allegations against CPUT’s Vice Chancellor

University council claim he has a corrupt relationship with the front-runner of a transport tender.

FILE: CPUT Vice Chancellor Prins Nevhutalu. Picture: cput.ac.za

CAPE TOWN - A legal team has been appointed to probe corruption allegations against the vice chancellor of Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

The investigation, initiated by the university council, stems from allegations levelled against Prins Nevhutalu by several students.

They claim he has a corrupt relationship with the front-runner of a multi-million rand transport tender at the university, and has purged students who've blown the whistle.

The university's Norman Jacobs said, "Lawyers have been appointed to investigate the allegations against our vice chancellor. Students have made certain allegations and they are now being investigated by a firm of attorneys."

CPUT says it cannot confirm whether the findings of a probe into its vice chancellor will be tabled at Saturday's Council meeting.

Jacobs said, "I am aware of a council meeting this coming Saturday and it's a normal council meeting. But whether these findings will be tabled at that particular council meeting I cannot confirm that, unfortunately."