Tuks student 'tried to commit suicide'
Pretoria - The student who shot herself in the stomach on graduation day at the University of Pretoria on Wednesday was apparently trying to commit suicide.
Eyewitness News reported that Chantelle Stockel, 24, tried to kill herself because she had failed her studies and had not obtained her degree.
Stockel was admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to her stomach.
She apparently shot herself hours after her former classmates graduated.
A hospital spokesperson said she had undergone surgery but was conscious and stable.
It was revealed that she had failed her law degree in 2011 but had not told her parents.
She then stole her father’s pistol and planned to kill herself.
Police are investigating.