AKA’s Former Bodyguard Made Over R60 Million From Fort Hare University Looting

AKA’s Former Bodyguard Made Over R60 Million From Fort Hare University Looting

  • Bodyguard Anwar Khan benefited over R60 million during the University of Fort Hare looting saga
  • Khan, who is a celebrity bodyguard and once worked for AKA, made the amount in half a year after he deployed five bodyguards
  • South Africans found the story to be unbelievable, and many demanded that he be handed down a harsh punishment

With nine years' experience, Tebogo Mokwena, a current affairs writer for Briefly News, provided insights into the criminal justice system and high-profile cases in South Africa at Daily Sun.

Anwar Khan allegedly made millions from the University of Fort Hare's looting saga
Mzansi was stunned at how Anwar Khan made millions at Fort Hare University. Images: Hill Street Studios and Inside Creative House. The images are used for illustration purposes only.
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EASTERN CAPE – Celebrity bodyguard Anwar Khan made over R60 million for deploying bodyguards during the University of Fort Hare looting frenzy, which saw the university bleeding millions.

Bodyguard made millions in kickbacks

According to SowetanLIVE, Khan's company, Pentagon Group, is allegedly behind a scheme to destabilise the university and cause fear. Khan is also known as AKA's former bodyguard. The plan was to use deadly shootings to manufacture a security problem, which would be solved by him receiving security tenders from the institution.

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Khan is accused of paying the hitmen that killed Mboneli Velese, the bodyguard of vice-chancellor Professor Sakhela Buhlungu. Khan allegedly made R62,3 million between June and December in 20222 from tenders in which Isaac Plaatjies handpicked his company.

South Africans were stunned

Netizens on Facebook were floored by the allegations that Khan, who was arrested over the Easter Weekend, is facing.

Uplifted Amukelani Isaac said:

"People like this should face more than 30 years in prison. This is taxpayers' money."

Toney L Nhlane said:

"Now we know why it's difficult for the ANC government to fix this country. Almost every institution is rotten with corruption."

Kika Masentle Silva said:

"Let him rot in jail. He has no conscience whatsoever. That university is having serious financial problems because of people like him."

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Robin Martin Challenor said:

"I used to work at the University of Fort Hare. Students risked their lives to fight for freedom and against the Ciskei security police. Theft like this is an insult to brave people."

Maphutha Ravele said:

"Welcome to South Africa."

12 Fort Hare University students arrested for destruction of property

Similarly, Briefly News reported that 12 Fort Hare University students were arrested and charged with destruction of property.

The students allegedly destroyed university property during a protest. Some South Africans believe the students were sent to disrupt learning on the campus.

Source: Briefly News

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