Students stabbed amid TUT elections

By Drum Digital
21 August 2013

Three students were stabbed on the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Polokwane campus this week, the institution said on Wednesday.

The attack on Tuesday was sparked by an argument related to student leadership elections held on campus, TUT spokeswoman Willa de Ruyter said in a statement.

The injured students received treatment at a local hospital and were discharged.

"The alleged perpetrator, who was assaulted by bystanders, has been apprehended and is currently under police guard in hospital. The [police have] already launched an investigation into the matter," De Ruyter said.

The university instituted an internal investigation. De Ruyter said the institution was weapon-free and had security measures in place to ensure the safety of staff and students.

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