[durban] - #UKZNMedBust: UKZN's fruitless R157m investigation

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Dubbed Operation Clever by the university, it saw 24 staff members suspended on full pay in August last year.

At that time, 260 computers were also taken. In September 16 more staff members were suspended.

However, the university is yet to begin internal disciplinary processes.

The Hawks are investigating and have arrested three people: Hiteshkumar Bhatt, his wife Varsha and Preshni Hiraman. However, a few weeks ago, charges were provisionally withdrawn because the State was not ready to prosecute, 18 months after the arrests. No one else was charged.

According to a report tabled by the university’s financial committee, the university is paying millions to safeguard two staff members leading the internal investigation....

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