Three TUT 'EFF' students arrested for corruption

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10 October 2016 - University of Pretoria students who arrived at the institution on Monday after a two week long spring break and ready for engagements, are left in limbo with no clarity from management as to what's going on.

JOHANNESBURG – Three students at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) were arrested for corruption by the Hawks on Tuesday.

According to the statement by the Hawks, the three suspects, believed to be members of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command TUT will appear before the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Pretoria on Thursday.

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“The suspects, one of whom is a serving member of the Student Representative Council and two former TUT students allegedly demanded R100 000 from a security company owner in exchange of having the company's contract extended by the institution,” said Hawks spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

“The National Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit and Crime Intelligence got hold of the information and an undercover operation was instituted. The three were arrested shortly after receiving R40 000 in cash. The suspects, aged 30 and 25 years old were arrested in Pretoria,” Mulaudzi said.

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