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.

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