Another head on the block at TUT

2011-09-07 21:49

Pretoria - A senior official at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has been suspended pending a probe into his conduct, the university said on Wednesday.

TUT director of corporate affairs and marketing Moathlodi Dilotsotlhe was suspended with immediate effect on Tuesday by the university's new administrator Professor Themba Mosia, said spokesperson Willa de Ruyter.

De Ruyter would not elaborate. She said Mosia did not want to prejudice Dilotsotlhe.

"At the moment we can only confirm his suspension. Normal university policies and procedures will apply to bring this matter to its logical conclusion," she said.

Dilotsotlhe could into be reached for comment.

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande recently placed the institution under administration.

He was reacting to allegations that Professor Johnny Molefe, who served as vice chancellor for two weeks, used a revoked evaluation certificate when applying for the post.

Nzimande appointed Mosia as an administrator, to replace the university's council and Molefe.

At the time, Nzimande said the debacle had compromised the academic integrity and reputation of the university and the country's higher education system.

  • PinkAndProud - 2011-09-07 22:01

    See ANCrime Syndicate what happens when you give jobs to your buddies instead of those qualified to do them. Not just TUT, but the whole of SA should be placed under administration.

      JasunX - 2011-09-07 22:44

      Excuse us - I'm not Black, nor White - but when the country was handed over to the Afrikaaner after the English ran it - unqualified Afrikaaners were being hired everywhere in positions they could not at the time completely fulfill either.

      Nico - 2011-09-07 23:04

      @JasunX.... and your point is??? I can tell you this.. at least they performed in their job. Never ever was there anything like what is going on now!!!

      JasunX - 2011-09-08 02:33

      @Nico please read what I said - let me help: "could not at the time completely fulfill either." - how the f*** did they perform their job if they were not qualified? I was there - let me tell you what the difference is: There were no media hounds trying to make sure the unqualified incompetent Afrikaaner newbies were in the spotlight. Now that the Blacks have freedom and independence - the media will gladly put them on the spot to imply they are the downfall of this country.

      Nico - 2011-09-08 07:06

      @JasunX.... where were you? Were you one of the so called unqualified people???

      farmworker - 2011-09-08 08:35

      @Nico do you realize the media was not free to report this things

      daaivark - 2011-09-08 08:47

      Jasun, In some ways I agree with you, but at least please spell Afrikaner correctly if you are going to abuse an entire group of people based on your limited experience. I am Afrikaans speaking and not once did I claim or receive the sort of favouritism you suggest. Perspective is what is required... and of course the ability to realise that groups are made up of individuals.... who do NOT necessarily share the same beliefs or ideologies. So give Afrikaners (with 1 "a" a break). Nepotism is wrong, regardless of race, language, or whether the press reports on it or not.

      Susannomore - 2011-09-08 09:29

      Anyone nnotice how this argument is referring to the past. In the past, incompetent persons where employed. Coulour and lanuage spoken depended on what year it was. It is now 2011. Should we just not remedy the situation from hereon out?

      JasunX - 2011-09-08 11:51

      @daaivark Thank-you! Now you are a person with reasonable sense! Groups are made up of individuals - and that's what a lot of people fail to understand.

      JasunX - 2011-09-08 12:16

      @Susannomore that is the point! But you can't blame Blacks Blacks Blacks Blacks! Like daaivark pointed out below, it's not the people, it's the individual. For one I hate Malema's living guts - he is a racist pig and deserves no quarter. But the ANC cannot be blamed for everything that goes wrong - just like the Blacks should not blame Apartheid for their misfortunes all the time.

  • Craigr - 2011-09-07 22:20

    Yea right. Like the goverment actually cares about the common people.

  • JasunX - 2011-09-07 22:42

    Oh look - a black person being fired...White people pay attention - it happens quite often - not only to you.

      PinkAndProud - 2011-09-08 00:00

      The chip on your shoulder is turning into a forest. Be very careful.

      JasunX - 2011-09-08 02:30

      Practice what you...oh don't preach - all you do is just bitch bitch and...oh...just bitch some more!

      daaivark - 2011-09-08 08:48

      Not doing too badly yourself, Jasun. On many issues Pink and I disagree, but here we are singing in unison.

      Paul - 2011-09-08 11:33

      @falcon.. wasn't 400,000. was about 25-27,000. There were about 200,000 whites in the whole of the 2 republics. Still was a massive genocidal event anyway, which was and still is being swept under many carpets.

  • Keith - 2011-09-08 10:58

    Does News24 actually have proof readers or editors or whoever is supposed to ensure that published content actually adheres to some kind of standards? Do journalists not have spell checkers on their pc's / laptops, etc.?

  • MadeInAS - 2011-09-08 11:05

    This is really irritating!!White people plz get on with ur lives and stop blaming the ANC(Our ANC)when ever you read about a black pesrdon bing fired.For the record Mr Zuma/the ANC have no connection what so ever with Professor Johnny Molefe.And yes white people do get ahead based on theri vanilla colour and most of the time they dont even perform that well and we black people have to help them in the work place area.Bu**sh**t.

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-08 11:19

      Dream on MadeInASS.....!!!

      falcon2020 - 2011-09-08 11:23

      HAHAHHAHAHA - the workplace mentioned the words black and white 5 times. me thinks youre the one who needs to loosen the shackles of your owm mind

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