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CPUT Vice Chancellor cleared of all allegations

The institution’s council said an independent legal team was appointed to probe the matter.

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

CAPE TOWN - Chairperson of Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Council Mbulelo Bikwani, said Vice Chancellor Prins Nevhutalu is in the clear after students leveled a raft of allegations against him.

The claims, brought to light by students affiliated to the Fees Must Fall movement, include allegations of sexual harassment and corruption.

Bikwani said an independent legal team was appointed to probe the matter.

"We said to the students if you're making allegations against the Vice Chancellor, bring every piece of evidence you have and put it in front of the legal team."

But he said they found no substance to back up several of the allegations.

"If all that was put before the legal team, then definitely the Vice Chancellor has been exonerated."

Bikwani said 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."