Senior University Official Survives Murder Attempt
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The University of Fort Hare notes with deep concern  that a senior staff member, Dr Paul Tladi  (HR - Director) was a victim of attempted murder on Sunday, 3rd March 2019. Dr Tladi was driving  en route to East London from Port Elizabeth when  three vehicles ambushed him resulting in his car being forced off the road.  Shots were fired, but Dr Tladi escaped with no physical injuries.  A case of attempted murder has been  opened with the police.  Dr Tladi has received a couple of threats in recent months and the police are aware of the incidents.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Sakhela Buhlungu has expressed shock and sadness at this brazen attack on Dr Tladi’s  life. "We are deeply concerned by the incidents and trust that law enforcement agencies will assist in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to book”. “l wish to assure our employees,  students  and their families that we will do all within our power to protect the lives of our employees and students. Strategies already being implemented include institutionalization of the Consequences Management Framework   as mandated by the University Council.  We will not be deterred in our efforts to  tighten  governance processes across the university", said the VC.

 

Management would like to encourage employees and students to remain vigilant and report all suspicious activities to university authorities.

 

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