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FortHareNews24 reports that the director of investigations and vetting services at the University of Fort Hare (UFH), Isaac Plaatjies, has been arrested on charges relating to the killing of staff members.

Plaatjies was arrested on Friday as the tenth accused in the murders. The university declined to give more details about the case, saying it was before the court and within the jurisdiction of the national task team appointed to investigate the killings. NPA spokesperson in the Eastern Cape, Luxolo Tyali, said Plaatjies faced two murder charges and three attempted murder charges. Tyali said the case in the Alice Magistrate's Court was rolled over to Tuesday for a possible bail application. Plaatjies remains in custody. National police spokesperson Brigadier Athlenda Mathe confirmed that Plaatjies was arrested by the national task team investigating the spate of killings at UFH. Mathe said Deputy Minister of Police Cassel Mathale and Fannie Masemola, the national commissioner, would attend Plaatjies' court appearance on Tuesday.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Cebelihle Bhengu at News24 (subscriber access only)
  • Read too, Fort Hare’s head of investigations joins murder accused, at The Citizen
  • En ook, Tiende verdagte vir universiteitmoorde in hegtenis geneem, by Maroela Media

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