UCT threatens to suspend its Ombud over 'allegations of misconduct'

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The alleged bullying saga at the University of Cape Town has taken another dramatic turn with the university now threatening to suspend its own Ombud, who blew the whistle on the scandal.

The seven-month-long conflict began when the Ombud at the university alleged in a formal report that 37 complainants had made allegations of bullying against vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng.

Phakeng was accused of being a bully who ruled by fear and who listed her enemies in "a little black book".

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