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Varsity gets R100k smackdown for accusing two women of fraud

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Varsity gets R100k smackdown for accusing two women of fraud

CFO accused Walter Sisulu employees of corruption in a staff e-mail. Now varsity has a defamation bill

Senior reporter

Two admission clerks at the Walter Sisulu University have each won a R50,000 defamation lawsuit against the institution after the former chief financial officer accused them of taking bribes to admit ineligible students.

The Mthatha High Court found in favour of Ncediwe Ngwadle and Nokuthula Mthwa last week, who were publicly shamed in an e-mail by the CFO who accused them of taking cash for seats in 2015.

Lawyers for the Eastern Cape university were a no-show at the trial...

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