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ZululandUniversityNews24 reports that a former lecturer at the University of Zululand (UniZulu) appeared in court on Tuesday for his alleged part in the murder of prominent academic Professor Gregory Kamwendo.  

Solly Nkuna, 49, and suspected trigger man Oscar Mbhekiseni Mthiyane, 50, have been accused of premeditated murder and are due to return to the Empangeni Magistrate's Court on 12 December when their formal bail application will be heard.  It has been widely reported that Kamwendo was killed after allegedly uncovering a fraudulent PhD syndicate at the institution.  The university, however, denied this in a statement on Wednesday and said vital facts had been distorted.  UniZulu said it believed that Kamwendo could have been a victim of staff members who "continued undermining the leadership through mafia tendencies.  Hence his tragic assassination and untimely death.”  It urged that the case should be allowed to follow all due processes “without misrepresentations and fabrication of facts and justice must be done."  A police spokesperson did not reveal details of the case, but confirmed that the men appeared in court.  

  • Read Kaveel Singh’s full original report in this regard at News24

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