South Africans have called for proof after the University of KwaZulu-Natal confirmed Pravin Gordhan's pharmacy degree.
On Monday, Briefly.co.za reported that South Africans had questions regarding the B. Pharm degree Pravin Gordhan obtained in 1973. Tweeps pointed out he graduated from a university established in 1972 - which meant he completed a degree in just one year.
However, the University of KwaZulu-Natal released a statement confirming the minister met all the requirements to graduate with the pharmacy degree in 1973.
“The Office of the Registrar at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) confirms that Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan studied and successfully completed the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1973. In addition, he received an Honorary Doctorate in 2003 and the Convocation Award in 2013 from UKZN,” the statement signed by Ashton Bodrick, the executive director for corporate relations, read.
However, Mzansi was not buying it and social media users called for the university and Gordhan to provide them with proof.
Sphithiphithi Evaluator, who goes by the social media handle @_AfricanSoil, wrote: "I don't believe this...we want to see documents; exams papers; copy of the qualification. Pravin is a liar."
Another tweep, @Siyabangena_, commented: "Can we see some transcripts?"
Hloni Nyetanyane, @HloniNyetanyane, added: "Where's documentation to support this? How long was duration of his tuition?"
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