NMU Female Student Stabbed to Death by Male Student on Campus Residence, SA Outraged: “The Devil's Work”

NMU Female Student Stabbed to Death by Male Student on Campus Residence, SA Outraged: “The Devil's Work”

  • A female student from Nelson Mandela University has been tragically stabbed to death at the George campus
  • The male student responsible for the murder has been arrested and is in police custody
  • South Africans are shocked by the senseless murder and have condemned the prevalence of gender-based violence in the country

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GEORGE - A female student from Nelson Mandela University was tragically stabbed to death at the George campus.

A female student was stabbed to death at Nelson Mandela University
A female student from Nelson Mandela University was stabbed to death by another male student. Image: Nelson Mandela University/Facebook & Stock photo/Getty Images
Source: UGC

The woman was killed at an on-campus residence by a fellow male student on Tuesday, 6 June.

Police arrest man responsible for murder of NMU female student

The university's management revealed that the man responsible for the tragic murder had been arrested and was taken into police custody, SABC News reported.

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NMU released a statement that the incident unimaginably shakes the university and it will cooperate with the police investigation to ensure the victim receives the justice she deserves.

NMU organises counselling after tragic murder of female student

The university has dispatched counselling and psychosocial support for students and staff affected by the murder, TimesLIVE reported.

NMU said:

“As the university, especially affected students and staff, deals with the resultant emotions, we appeal for calm and sensitivity while the police investigation runs its course."

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Below are some comments:

Telly Thabi Mthiyane said:

"Every year, many students are killed at their student residence as a mother to a girl child in varsity, I worry a lot... "

Aubrey Dikola mourned:

"I can imagine what the girl's parents are going through...Sending your child to school, and suddenly she is killed."

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Bukwayinja Witted complained:

"Being a parent to a girl child these days is a nightmare."

Abel Moletelo Matloa demanded:

"So sad her perpetrator must be dealt with harshly."

Sbathandilenathi Thembela Zwelibanzi exclaimed:

"Devil is at work day and night destroying our kids! Oh Lord, have mercy."

Tariro Princess Tagu asked:

"Can we start negotiating for the death penalty to be brought back?"

Gu St Avo suggested:

"We need new law under this killing, death no court no jail but death."

14-year-old girl who murdered boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend shares regrets and hopes for future

Earlier, Briefly News reported that a 14-year-old girl arrested for murdering her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend expressed remorse for her crime.

The girl spoke at the Child Protection Week launch at the KwaZulu-Natal Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC) on Sunday, 28 May.

The minor was arrested on 17 January after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend and detailed how her life had never been the same since she committed the murder.

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Lerato Mutsila (Current affairs editor) Lerato Mutsila is a journalist with 3 years of experience. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Pearson Institute of Higher Education in 2020, majoring in broadcast journalism, political science and communication. Lerato joined the Briefly News current affairs desk in August 2022. Mutsila is also a fellow of the 2021/2022 Young African Journalists Acceleration programme, which trained African journalists in climate journalism. You can contact Lerato at lerato.mutsila@breifly.co.za