DUT student “assaulted and stabbed” in a lecture hall
A Durban University of Technology first-year student, Sandile Ndlovu is currently in a critical condition following a violent attack on him at the institution.
The 18-year old Industrial Engineering student was allegedly assaulted and stabbed, his skull cracked open in a lecture room at the Steve Biko Campus on Monday.
In a statement released by the University, the incident was confirmed and assured the family that they will be working closely with the South African Police Services, who have already commenced with their investigations.
“We urge the law enforcement authorities to act swiftly and to arrest the suspect or suspects, who violently attacked Mr. Ndlovu last night”.
A family spokesperson, Tsepo Mokoena said that this is hard for them as a family because no one is saying anything about what really happened.
‘This happened on the 9th September and the institution has no answers for the parents. All they can say is that there is no evidence footage and the head of security was apparently suspended on the 10th of September. the doctors believe that Sandile might suffer brain damage because of a crack at the back of the skull due to the stabbing and being pushed to the wall, ” he said.
Students from his residence, Campbell Residence held a peaceful march #JusticeForSandile on Thursday morning to the Vice-Chancellor’s office seeking for answers on the safety of students in the institution.