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ujTimesLive reports that, in the best interests of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Professor Roy Marcus has resigned both as the chair of council and as a council member, but without admitting to any wrongdoing.  

Mike Teke has been formally elected as the new chair of council.  Marcus and deputy vice-chancellor for finance, Jaco van Schoor, have been accused of defrauding the university of at least R25 million.  The alleged fraud is believed to have taken place over a period of three years.  UJ spokesman Herman Esterhuizen said the UJ council met on Thursday to discuss the outcomes of a forensic investigation on alleged irregularities in the commercialisation domain of UJ.  He said:  "UJ Council has concluded that there is a prima facie case that the actions of Professor Marcus and Van Schoor contravened legal provisions and ethical obligations including those contained in the UJ Statute.  The Council has accepted Marcus's resignation with immediate effect.”  Disciplinary processes have been instituted against Van Schoor.

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