Economic Freedom Fighters MP and former Cape Peninsula University of Technology lecturer Nazier Paulsen today welcomed the probe into alleged corruption by CPUT Vice Chancellor Prins Nevhutalu.
The Vice Chancellor has been accused of tender fraud for a transport tender at CPUT.
“Dr Nevhutalu has done everything in his power to avoid accounting for some very serious allegations of corruption. He has behaved like a dictator who has something to hide,” said Paulsen.
Paulsen also called for the immediate lifting of Nevhutalu’s suspension of students who had called for an investigation.
“He has silenced those who have legitimate concerns over accountability by banning students from entering CPUT property, thus denying them of their basic rights to education.”
“We welcome the probe and commend the CPUT Council for establishing it. The university council must now unconditionally lift the banning order placed on the students by Dr Nevuthalu for initially raising these legitimate concerns. Students must be allowed unfettered access to places of higher learning where they have registered.”
“Power should never be afraid of truth, unless it has something to hide. Dissenters should never be denied access to education at institutions that train our youth in the disciplines of critical dissent and inquiry.”
“If VC Nevuthalu is interested in clearing his name then he must fully comply with the inquiry,” concluded Paulsen.