TUT students accuse the police of using live ammunition to break SRC violence



One person was shot shortly after the skirmishes broke out after SRC elections.

A group of students on the Soshanguve campus of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) demands an end to financial exclusion, the immediate implementation of free education and the insourcing of services on 8 March 2016. Image: Barry Bateman / EWN.

PRETORIA – Students at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have accused the police of using live ammunition to split the violence at TUT's Soshanguve.

One person was shot shortly after the skirmishes broke out after SRC elections.

Some students claimed that the mood was rigged.

The police are now investigating a case of murder.

"It is unacceptable, it is a very, very sad incident and we would like to send our condolences to the family for the person who died, it is a very sad day for us," said Willa de Ruyter of the university.

Students say that they are afraid of becoming a victim and that they have accused campus security of neglecting to protect them.

It was claimed that there were discrepancies in the ballot paper, which then led to hand-grips between student leaders and the company leading elections.

The police were then engaged.

Students say that officers with ammunition have raised the fire and killed one student.

The Democratic Alliance Student Organization (Daso) has called for investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

This shooting happened outside the same campus where Fees Must Fall leader Benjamin Phetlha was knocked down in 2016 and killed by a car.

For the time being, the university is open this morning, but security is tight on campus.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)


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TUT students accuse the police of using live ammunition to break SRC violence



One person was shot shortly after the skirmishes broke out after SRC elections.

A group of students on the Soshanguve campus of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) demands an end to financial exclusion, the immediate implementation of free education and the insourcing of services on 8 March 2016. Image: Barry Bateman / EWN.

PRETORIA – Students at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have accused the police of using live ammunition to split the violence at TUT's Soshanguve.

One person was shot shortly after the skirmishes broke out after SRC elections.

Some students claimed that the mood was rigged.

The police are now investigating a case of murder.

"It is unacceptable, it is a very, very sad incident and we would like to send our condolences to the family for the person who died, it is a very sad day for us," said Willa de Ruyter of the university.

Students say that they are afraid of becoming a victim and that they have accused campus security of neglecting to protect them.

It was claimed that there were discrepancies in the ballot paper, which then led to hand-grips between student leaders and the company leading elections.

The police were then engaged.

Students say that officers with ammunition have raised the fire and killed one student.

The Democratic Alliance Student Organization (Daso) has called for investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

This shooting happened outside the same campus where Fees Must Fall leader Benjamin Phetlha was shot down and killed in 2016 by a car.

For the time being, the university is open this morning, but security is tight on campus.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)


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