Limpopo students face murder charges

By Drum Digital
07 May 2012

About 100 students will be charged with murder and assault following an attack in which a man died at the University of Limpopo, police said on Monday.

The students assaulted a group of eight men accused of robbing a student of a cellphone on the Mankweng campus on Thursday, Constable Moses Molepo said.

However, investigations had revealed that the men were merely visitors.

"The men visited the campus during Thursday and not in the early hours of Wednesday, when the student was robbed."

Molepo said there was no evidence linking the men to the robbery.

"The student who was robbed was not able to identify any of the accused men."

The eight men were attacked with sticks, stones, and other weapons.

"Three of the men managed to escape while the five others were badly injured. One of the men died in hospital on Friday."

Molepo said the students also stoned the ambulance called to take the injured men to hospital, but did not hurt the medics. They broke a campus office window.

"At this stage police are trying to establish who the involved students were in order to charge them."

Molepo urge anyone with information about the attack to contact the police.

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