- Respected lecturer, Gregory Kamwendo, was murdered outside his home in 2018 and his death was shrouded in mystery
- It recently came to light he may have been murdered for exposing a fake PhD syndicate at the University of Zululand
- New reports also indicate that a former lecturer at the university, Zweli Nkuna, had an old grudge against Kamwendo, who testified against him
There might be more to the murder of the University of Zululand lecturer, Gregory Kamwendo than was initially believed.
It was reported that Kamwendo was murdered because he brought to light the fake PhD syndicate that was operating within the university.
Now, new information has come to light.
A report by The Citizen indicates that a former sociology lecturer at the university, Zweli Nkuna, allegedly had a grudge against Kamwendo.
According to information published by the Mail & Guardian, Nkuna was accused of assaulting a student of the university and appeared before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration in 2016.
Kamwendo testified against Nkuna and criticised his behaviour, but Nkuna won his case and was paid out R160 000 as well as reinstated.
The university's spokesperson, Gcina Nhleko-Mdluli, said the institution then filed for an appeal against the ruling.
Kamwendo allegedly received a death threat in 2017 - from Nkuna.
As reported on by Briefly.co.za, 3 university staff members are allegedly involved in the syndicate that grants degrees to students irregularly.
This is the syndicate that Kamwendo exposed. According to an anonymous source, many students received PhDs via fraud, but the murdered professor was trying to fight the corruption.
Police investigation is ongoing.
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