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Mamokgethi Phakeng
Mamokgethi Phakeng
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University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng is facing further scrutiny by the institution after purportedly posting a photo of her posing with a rifle on her Twitter account.

News24 understands that Phakeng was visiting a private farm in Zimbabwe at the time when the photo was taken and posted to her account earlier this month.

In the photo, Phakeng poses with a CZ 805 Bren gas-operated modular assault rifle which is known to have been used by the Czech army's conventional ground forces.

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