On 10 September at around 01:40, a BCom Hon Internal Auditing student was shot after an altercation on Grosvenor and South Street. Although, the student was not a UP residence student, the shooting occurred near Tuksdorp (a UP residence).
According to the Director of Institutional Advancement, Rikus Delport, the shooter attempted to flee the scene but was subsequently caught and arrested by SAPS. After attempts to stabilise the student on scene, he passed away. Delport reported that the student’s friends and family have been offered counselling services.
UP management stated that they are saddened by the event and that students are reminded to utilise the Green Route when walking to their vehicles or place of residence. The service is available from 18:00 to 06:00.
This is a developing story.
All of us at PDBY are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of a fellow student. Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this difficult time. – PDBY staff