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UJ makes new management appointments following fraud claims

According to the paper, the two allegedly channeled the money into their private business.

Students and workers protesting at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have vowed not to leave the Kingsway campus until management addresses them. Picture: Dineo Bendile/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The University of Johannesburg has appointed an acting council chair and deputy vice-chancellor of finance while they carry out investigations into multi-million rand fraud.

A report in the Sunday Independent has revealed that Professor Roy Marcus and Jaco van Schoor, who previously held the positions, were suspended after a whistleblower accused them of syphoning off at least R25 million.

According to the paper, the two allegedly channeled the money into their private business.

UJ has since suspended the two with pay pending the outcome of an investigation by auditing firm Sizwe Ntsabula Gobodo.

The university’s Herman Esterhuizen says that deputy chairperson Mike Teke will act as council chair while Nolwazi Morare assumes the role of vice chancellor of finance.