The Inkatha Freedom Party commends the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education on its decision to conduct a future oversight visit at the University of Zululand.
During a recent Parliamentary Sitting IFP Spokesperson on Higher Education, Hon Prof C T Msimang MP said, “UniZulu is currently under siege with the latest charges of corruption and maladministration surfacing again on Tuesday in an article in the Citizen Newspaper. UniZulu is a tertiary institution in dire need of immediate intervention by the Department and by this parliament.
Allegations of mark rigging with one official declaring that this was “fraud at its best” with lecturers being involved, degrees for sale with allegations that over 4000 degrees have already been sold over a twenty year period, tender manipulation and irregular expenditure”.
“Additionally, UniZulu is currently embroiled offering to pay inflated prices on property in respect of student accommodation.
Let us not even mention Vice Chancellor Xoliswa Mtose’s, R5million rand home with 180 degree sea views and a large swimming pool when the university is in such dire financial straits,” concluded Hon Prof Msimang.
Hon Prof Msimang called on the Hon Minister of Higher Education to ensure that his Department intervenes immediately to rectify the dire situation at UniZulu.
Hon Prof C T Msimang
IFP National Spokesperson on Higher Education