Police Arrest TUT Student For Killing Fellow Student


The police has confirmed the arrest of a Tshwane University of Technology student for allegedly killing another student on campus.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said on Friday morning that the suspect was nabbed; after the incidence was reported to security agents.

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Revealing other details, Makhubele told reporters that the incidence took place at the Lezard residence on the university’s main campus.

Although the motive for the killing is still unclear, however, reports had it that the suspect killed the student after an argument ensued between both of them. Both students are twenty years old, as gathered.

Following the arrest of the TUT student, police say he will soon be charged with murder. The university spokesperson Willa de Ruyter also promised to release more information about the duo.

In October, TUT student leader, Lesego Benjamin Phehla died during fees must fall protest. The student met his death after he was hit by a car who crashed into protesting students. The driver was said to have lost control of the vehicle.

Meanwhile, the 2016 final examinations at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) kicked off at all its campuses and offsite locations on  Monday, November 21 – with minimal disruption at the Soshanguve campuses, as anticipated.

On Sunday – a day before the commencement of the examination, some students reportedly torched a TUT bus near the Soshanguve south campus.

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The ugly situation accounted for the number of heavily armed security within the school premises. The university also engaged the SA Police Service to remain on standby during the examination period.

The school also made provision for some students who were transported to and from by SAPS and Tshwane Metro Police Department.

16 people were arrested at Soshanguve for public violence and contravening the court order obtained by the university during fees must fall protest in TUT.