The university yesterday remained mum on the allegations, but earlier this week striking students and staff members had expressed unhappiness with alleged mismanagement at the university, a lack of infrastructure and the provision of a conducive learning environment.
Despite this, the university had said De Beer would finish off the remaining six months of his contract unhindered.
At the time, a spokesperson for the university, Dr Eric Pule, said they were adamant that despite calls for the vice-chancellor and other executive members of the university to be removed, they were going nowhere.
However, yesterday the university made an about-turn and said an emergency meeting had been held on Tuesday after the council received a confidential report containing allegations against the vice-chancellor. It did not disclose the nature of the allegations.