Statement on an incident where two individuals were allegedly stabbed at MUT

19 October 2020

For immediate release

Statement on an incident where two individuals were allegedly stabbed at MUT

On Sunday 18 October, the Mangosuthu University of Technology community woke up to the news of a near fatal incident in which two individuals were allegedly stabbed at a “University event” on Saturday. Because this was not a planned University event; it was difficult to even locate the University contact person who might have been at the forefront of planning the event.

The incident took place at the time when the University is busy with its semester examinations and continuous assessments. MUT is at the forefront of running various campaigns dissuading students from social gatherings and had thus suspended any form of social gatherings. It is unfortunate that such an unsanctioned soccer tournament took place at the university on Saturday, 17 October 2020

This matter is currently under investigation with the South African Police Services and a court case was today postponed to 27 October 2020. The University is also conducting its own internal investigation to establish what happened.

The University wishes the two individuals a speedy recovery.

Azwi Mufamadi (Mr)
Director Public Relations & Brand Management
Marketing & Communications
Mangosuthu University of Technology
T: +27 31 819 9417
E: mufamadi.azwi@mut.ac.za