CPUT: No substance to allegations against Nevhutalu

The Vice Chancellor had allegations of sexual harassment and corruption levelled against him by students.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) vice chancellor Prins Nevhutalu. Picture: cput.ac.za

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Peninsula University of Technology's (CPUT) council has accepted an independent legal team's finding that there's no substance to several serious allegations levelled against vice chancellor Prins Nevhutalu.

Lawyers were hired to probe the claims made by students affiliated with the Fees Must Fall movement.

They include allegations of sexual harassment and of corruption relating to a transport tender at the university.

Council chairperson Mbulelo Bikwani says the team found a lack of evidence to support most of the claims.

"There was no evidence presented around some serious allegations, and I think that was the crux and main finding of the report. Even those areas where they could be something, it was not of such gravity that would require the university to move the process to the next step."