UFS denies ‘misrepresentation’ in case of former lecturer


The University of the Free State (UFS) denies the “inaccuracies and misrepresentations” in the case involving the institution and its former lecturer, Loyiso Makapela, as posted on social media.

This follows media reports stating that UFS is allegedly suing Makapela for R800 000.

Reports indicate that the lawsuit is allegedly to intimidate Makapela after she questioned, among others, her salary and unfair treatment.

UFS spokesperson, Lacea Loader, explains.

“As the case is sub judice and pending at the CCMA, the UFS can unfortunately not comment on the merits thereof except to state that the university, including its Faculty of Law, will emerge as having treated Advocate Makapela fairly in all respects. We have noted, further, that Advovate Makapela did not attempt to correct the misleading social media posting. The UFS remains committed at all times to treating our current and former employees and fellow students fairly in all respects, as will emerge in this case,” she says.

Makapela told Courant she still needs to consult her legal team before she reveals any further details to the media.

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