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Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande failed to show up at the University of Zululand where he had been invited to attend a graduation ceremony yesterday.
According to aninvitation sent by the university's Dante Mashilo on Wednesday, Nzimande was to have attended the function and addressed the gathering.
But no explanation was given for his absence. Nzimande's name was also not in the ceremony booklet, though that of Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu appeared.
Mashilo was not available for comment yesterday.
Speaking during the ceremony, university council vice-chairman Bheki Ntuli apologised for the absence of President Jacob Zuma, who had also been invited to the graduation. -Sapa