2 Students Shot Dead, 2 Others Injured After a Robbery in the Free State

2 Students Shot Dead, 2 Others Injured After a Robbery in the Free State

  • Police in the Free State responded to a shooting after 1am at a students' residence on Wednesday
  • Students from the University of Free State and Maluti TVET College were victims of a robbery that turned fatal
  • Reports say that two male students were found shot dead while the other two students were taken to hospital with serious injuries

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QWAQWA - A group of students were met with a tragic fate after robbers entered their residents demand they hand over their electronic devices and money near Phuthaditjhaba in Qwa Qwa on Wednesday.

The students were attacked by three armed men. Two of the students were fatally shot while the other two were left seriously injured after the incident.

University of the Free State, Shooting, Robbery, students killed, Students injured
Three gunmen broke into the home of students in the Free State and robbed them of their electronic devices and money. Image: Darren Stewart
Source: Getty Images

According to SABC News, the students were from the University of Free State and Maluti TVET College and were living at an off-campus residence for students at Botjhabela village.

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UFS Student Representative Council (SRC) president Sifiso Mshengu has called on the South African Police Services, the community as well as civil society to come together and ensure justice is served for the students and their families.

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Mshengu also stated that they would be providing the necessary support for the students currently fighting for their lives in hospital. He also said the SRC was concerned that the university has not offered support yet.

According to News24, the perpetrators entered the students' residence just before 1am on Wednesday. The police were called about a shooting shortly afterwards.

Two men were found dead by police on arrival while the other two were taken to hospital. The police will release the names of the victims after their families have been informed.

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“So Sad”: Mzansi laments video of killing of Grade 6 teacher at Cape Town school

Briefly News previously reported that a Cape Town teacher seen gunned down in a viral video has left Mzansi in shock. South Africans are lamenting the gruesome murder of the teacher from Heinz Park Primary School in Philippi.

In a video clip uploaded by @Sphola_Rose on social media, the clip is attracting all the attention from the online community. It is reported that Mr Thulani Manqoyi was shot and killed just after arriving at school on Tuesday morning.

According to social media users, they allege that the teacher was shot by a pupil who had a dispute with the Grade 6 teacher.

The social media account holder penned this on Twitter as she captioned the video:

“A Grade 6 teacher Mr Manqoyi has been shot and killed as he arrived at Heinz Park Primary school, Cape Town. He was murdered by a learner who he had a dispute with.” school.html

Source: Briefly.co.za

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