A case of attempted murder has been opened after a student was shot
in the leg at the Tshwane University of Technology.
According to Brigadier Sally de Beer, Sanele Mathebula was
allegedly shot by a private security guard using a shot gun with live
It is alleged that the shot gun went off by mistake.
Students on the ground said it looked like shotgun pellets.
De Beer said 11 shotguns were seized from the private security
The incident occurred during protests at the Pretoria West Campus
which started earlier today.
A scuffle ensued between students and police earlier today.
Students torched a security guard house and a nyala during their
According to University spokesperson Willa de Ruiter private
security on campus is from Fidelity and Nationwide.
The university and police are investigating the matter.
After a line-up the guard was not identified and still hasn’t been
found although students have referred to him as “Mr Twala”.
Lectures were suspended yesterday after protesting students burnt
tyres and barricaded the entrances to two campuses of the Pretoria