President of SRC at UKZN ‘sacked’

2008-02-18 00:00

THE president of the SRC at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus has been dismissed.

Kwazi Mshengu, secretary-general of UKZN’s central SRC, said Simphiwe Biyela was sacked two weeks ago after missing several meetings without explanation, which is grounds for dismissal under the body’s constitution.

He said Biyela was one of four members who had to stay at the campus and carry out the duties of the SRC during the holiday.

However, Biyela gave a different account of events, saying he stepped down voluntarily after receiving a job offer at Eshowe.

“For a person to be fired from the SRC, certain processes need to be followed,” he said, without elaborating.

An acting president has been appointed and the seat will be filled by the next person on the ANC Youth League’s list, as it held the seat.

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