MUT saddened by shooting of former student outside the university

Press release statement

Submitted by: The Department of Marketing & Communications

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8 March 2023

MUT saddened by shooting of former student outside the university

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is sad to confirm that a former student was gunned down outside the University’s main campus yesterday. The MUT community is still reeling with shock and disbelief at the brazen nature of this shooting, which took place during the day.

Although the shooting took place outside the University premises, the University is cooperating with the South African Police Services investigators for any assistance that may be required from the University. Students have also been informed that Student Counselling unit is available for trauma debriefing and any support for those who witnessed the shooting and/or may be affected by the shooting.

The University wants to re-iterate that MUT remains safe for staff and students. Security remains tight and on high alert to ensure the safety of staff, students and the university community.

The University is concerned by the escalating murder and serious crimes rates in South Africa and is appealing to those who might have any information on the shooting to contact the South African Police Services. MUT is also encouraging staff and students to prioritise safety and to remain vigilant even outside university premises.