A second bodyguard of Fort Hare vice-chancellor is killed

Another bodyguard of the vice-chancellor of the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa has died. He was travelling on the R63 between Qonce and Alice when a vehicle collided with the vehicle he was in, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, writes Abongile Jantjies for SABC News.

Earlier this year, Mboneli Vesele who was the driver for the Vice-Chancellor Professor Sakhela Buhlungu was killed in Alice.

The incident came as five suspects were expected back at Alice Magistrate’s Court on 4 May, facing charges ranging from attempted murder, murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. They include former employees and students. The university’s spokesperson, JP Roodt, said the deceased individual “was a key witness in the case against the individuals who planned an assassination attempt against the vice-chancellor and also those who were involved in the various shooting incidents against our management team”.
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