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Nzimande to ramp up safety on university campuses

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National taskforce to probe security concerns following “assassination attempt” on Fort Hare vice-chancellor

South Africa’s higher education and science minister has said that a national taskforce will probe security concerns at the country’s universities after a suspected assassination attempt against a vice-chancellor claimed his bodyguard’s life.

Blade Nzimande (pictured) made the announcement at the funeral service of Mboneli Vesele who was killed on 6 January in a shooting at the University of Fort Hare, in what the university described as an “assassination attempt” on its vice-chancellor Sakhela Buhlungu. Vesele headed up Buhlungu’s security team.

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