Koko invited to deliver guest lecture on ethics and professionalism at UCT

  • The University of Cape Town recently invited disgraced former interim CEO of Eskom, Matshela Koko, to deliver a guest lecturer on ethics and professionalism.
  • The State Capture Inquiry found that Koko must be investigated and possibly prosecuted for a raft of Gupta-linked deals at Eskom.
  • Koko is contesting the findings. Read more
  • He was recently acquitted on fraud and corruption charges involving R2.2 billion because the state had not presented its evidence in good time. Read more

Koko proudly announced the invitation from UCT’s Civil Engineering Department on his X account. He used the lecture platform to redeem himself by stating his case on how things transpired at Eskom during and after his tenure. Link to his lecture here

The decision by UCT to invite such a controversial character is in the wake of a much publicised  and very messy exit of the Vice-Chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng, for misleading the university’s executive and senate about the reasons for the departure of the deputy vice-chancellor for teaching and learning, Associate Professor Lis Lange. Read more

Related news: Koko makes stunning comback against NPA and implicates incoming Eskom GCE in R2.2 billion ABB corruption saga

The latest move by UCT has raised serious concerns about their moral and ethical standards from students, alumni, and the broader public on social media. Established in 1829 as the South African College, UCT was granted full university status in 1918, making it the oldest university in South Africa and the oldest university in Sub-Saharan Africa in continuous operation.

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