Police probe student’s death

2018-11-20 06:01
From left are the family of the deceased, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo, and Dr Tendani Mabuda, director of nursing at Western Cape Nursing College.

From left are the family of the deceased, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo, and Dr Tendani Mabuda, director of nursing at Western Cape Nursing College.

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 21-year-old nursing student at the Western Cape Nursing College in Heideveld last week.

The body of Sinovuyo Yhusi was found by security personnel on Monday 12 November while they were patrolling the dormitories.

According to Manenberg Police spokesperson Captain Ian Bennett, Yhusi was found with fatal injuries to his upper body.

“Security noticed blood stains coming from the male dormitory single sleeping quarters of the nursing college. On closer inspection they discovered the decomposing body of the 21-year-old male student, in a pool of blood,” says Bennett.

Following the gruesome discovery, Western Cape minister of health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo met with the family of Yhusi.

Yhusi, from Khayelitsha, was a registered student at CPUT, which oversees the nursing campus.

“CPUT management has also been informed and students will also receive counselling. We have also arranged ICAS for our staff who are traumatised by the incident,” says Mbombo.

Yhusi is thought to have bled to death and had already been dead for a few days when he was found, as police confirmed that the body was in an advanced stage of decomposition. An inquest has been registered for investigation to determine the cause of death.

“On behalf of the Western Cape Department of Health, we offer our deepest condolences to the family following this tragic loss,” said Mbombo.

No one has been arrested and police ask anyone with information to call Manenberg Police Station on 021 699 9400 or 08600 10111.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 21-year-old nursing student at the Western Cape Nursing College in Heideveld last week.

The body of Sinovuyo Yhusi was found by security personnel on Monday 12 November while they were patrolling the dormitories.

According to Manenberg Police spokesperson Captain Ian Bennett, Yhusi was found with fatal injuries to his upper body.

“Security noticed blood stains coming from the male dormitory single sleeping quarters of the nursing college. On closer inspection they discovered the decomposing body of the 21-year-old male student, in a pool of blood,” says Bennett.

Following the gruesome discovery, Western Cape minister of health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo met with the family of Yhusi.

Yhusi, from Khayelitsha, was a registered student at CPUT, which oversees the nursing campus.

“CPUT management has also been informed and students will also receive counselling. We have also arranged ICAS for our staff who are traumatised by the incident,” says Mbombo.

Yhusi is thought to have bled to death and had already been dead for a few days when he was found, as police confirmed that the body was in an advanced stage of decomposition. An inquest has been registered for investigation to determine the cause of death.

“On behalf of the Western Cape Department of Health, we offer our deepest condolences to the family following this tragic loss,” said Mbombo.

No one has been arrested and police ask anyone with information to call Manenberg Police Station on 021 699 9400 or 08600 10111.

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