The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) executive management team has taken the recent revelation of a syndicate operating at the university’s medical school selling admission spaces very seriously. Management has undertaken to fully support investigations by the Directorate for High Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks).
The UKZN forensic service department has been working with the Hawks to identify those who benefited from syndicate as well as any accomplices not yet arrested. Three people have already been arrested and it is expected that more arrests will follow soon.
UKZN vice-chancellor Albert van Jaarsveld told SAFRICA24 that anyone who participated or benefited from the illegal activity would face criminal charges. Van Jaarsveld also asked all of the university’s stakeholders to remain calm and to let the process run its course.
Van Jaarsveld said UKZN needed to assist the Hawks in their investigation to guarantee the integrity of the investigation and to ensure all those involved are brought to book.
The executive management of the institution was worried about the damage to the reputation of the medical school following the revelations and as such had prioritised the investigation into the matter. The university would also be implementing improved processes and procedures for admissions in future.
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