Walter Sisulu University student killed in 'mob justice' attack

15 April 2019 - 11:16 By SINO MAJANGAZA and editing by timeslive
Two men accused of being thieves were attacked by fellow students at Walter Sisulu University of Technology. One of the men died and the other was seriously injured. File image
Two men accused of being thieves were attacked by fellow students at Walter Sisulu University of Technology. One of the men died and the other was seriously injured. File image
Image: Walter Sisulu University

A Walter Sisulu University student at the Mthatha campus has died after he was allegedly assaulted by fellow students and thrown off a third-floor balcony.

The student was beaten on Saturday night after he was accused of being a member of a gang of students that has been terrorising the campus and stealing cellphones and laptops, according to reports in the DispatchLIVE and HeraldLIVE.

The second-year public management student was enrolled at the campus's Zamukulungisa site.

Algoa FM quoted police as saying a task team was established to investigate the murder but no arrests have yet been made.

DispatchLIVE said a second student, accused of being the accomplice of the deceased, also sustained serious injuries.


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