It is with sadness that the University of Zululand announces the resignation of its Vice-Chancellor Professor Fikile NM Mazibuko. In her resignation letter addressed to the University Council, Prof Mazibuko stated that her resignation with immediate effect was so that she can pursue other interests. She said an opportunity had presented itself now and she felt the time was right for her to grab it.
Prof Mazibuko, who joined the University on 1 February 2010, had already indicated to council that she would not seek an extension on her term of office which was to come to an end in January next year. She thanked the University Community for having supported her during her tenure as Vice-Chancellor. She has expressed her availability to perform any handover function.
Professor Xoliswa Mtose, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning will be the acting Vice-Chancellor while the council undertakes the arduous task of finding a suitable candidate to assume the position. Chairman of Council Cyril Gamede said that the council had deliberated greatly on the choice of acting Vice-Chancellor. The council has asked the staff to support Mtose in the new position. Gamede indicated there is no crisis at the University saying it remained in a healthy financial position.