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Former bodyguard of the late South African rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes, Anwar Khan, has been arrested by law enforcement authorities.

Khan, who is the proprietor of The Pentagon Group, a private security firm located in KwaZulu-Natal, served as AKA’s protector for eight years.

He was brought before the Dimbaza Magistrate’s Court alongside 14 other individuals following their arrest over the Easter weekend, as reported by IOL.

Initially, a spectrum of charges including fraud, corruption, kidnapping, murder, and attempted murder were mentioned by the police. However, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has revised the charges to fraud, racketeering, and corruption for all 15 defendants.

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University of Fort Hare Corruption Scandal Widens with Arrest of AKA’s Former Bodyguard

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The arrest of Khan contributes to the burgeoning list of apprehensions linked to criminal activities at the University of Fort Hare, totaling 25 individuals now in detention. Some of these suspects face additional accusations related to murder and attempted murder.

Past incidents include the tragic killing of Fort Hare’s fleet manager, Peet Roets, in May 2022 and the targeted assassination of bodyguard Mboneli Vesele outside the residence of Vice-Chancellor and Principal Sakhela Buhlungu in January 2023.

Revelations of High-Profile Bounties in University Murder Plot Lead to Arrests

Prior reports hinted at substantial bounties placed on the lives of key university figures, such as a staggering R5 million for the assassination of VC Buhlungu, R350,000 for Roets, and R3 million for another senior member.

Among those detained are prominent taxi leaders from KwaZulu-Natal and a 31-year-old Eastern Cape police constable, Lindokuhle Manjati.

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National Police Commissioner Assures Justice in University Corruption and Murder Probe

National Police Commissioner General Fannie Masemola affirmed that an investigative team is diligently unraveling the extent of fraud, corruption, and homicides at the university. “We are resolute in bringing the culprits to justice and ensuring the collected evidence holds firm in court,” Masemola declared.

The case has been adjourned until Wednesday to facilitate a formal bail application, while the 15 accused individuals will remain in custody.

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