Mystery fall on Pretoria campus

2012-04-15 07:57

Pretoria - A 20-year-old woman was seriously hurt after she fell three storeys down a building at the University of Pretoria early on Sunday morning, paramedics said.

It was unclear whether she was pushed or jumped from one of the windows at the male residences, said Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

Paramedics arrived at 04:30am and found the woman lying at the floor below.

"She suffered abrasions as a result. She is lucky to have survived considering the height of the building," said Wicks.

Circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately clear.

Wicks said the woman was taken to hospital in a serious but condition.

  • Robert E Meise Esq - 2012-04-15 08:01

    excuse me ... what is a serious but condition ?

      Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-04-15 08:55


      kgaogelodp - 2012-04-16 11:44

      Maybe they meant "stable"

  • Kobus - 2012-04-15 08:02

    Serious but stable condition or serious butt condition. Don't you proof read your own articles?

      Barry - 2012-04-15 09:57

      Of course they proof read them. However, since today's media editors and reporters apparently have no more than grade 7 English, what can you expect?

      michael.a.devilliers - 2012-04-15 10:44

      Most likely omitted the word stable, so serious but stable condition.

  • bluzulu - 2012-04-15 08:10

    Now why is this young Lady in the Men's dormitory in the early hours of the morning?

      yolokay - 2012-04-15 08:27

      Give me a biology textbook and I'll explain it to you. Lol!

      Kim - 2012-04-15 08:29

      Doubt it had anything to do with a Biology textbook, or any other textbook

      bluzulu - 2012-04-15 08:31

      Study the Kama Sutra maybe,,heheheeheehehe

      Robert E Meise Esq - 2012-04-15 08:43

      she was having a oil check done

      Jacqui - 2012-04-15 11:33

      bluzulu, don't ask.

      Gieljam - 2012-04-15 12:38

      Bluzulu I think for the simple reason especially in to days " liberal self help culture" some males ( in and uninvited)will also be found in some ladies domains .Only the men know better how to jump although a lot of injuries could also result from that. gg

  • Kgaditsi - 2012-04-15 08:25

    whats cooking at the university of pretoria first the graduation shooting now this.

  • kenny.m.makenzo - 2012-04-15 08:26

    Male residence at 04:30? I thought Tuks doesnt allow sleep overs.

      Ted - 2012-04-15 09:01

      Possible answer to why the one who tried to shoot herself failed in the first place. Sounds mean but looks like controls are too lax to allow for a good learning environment.

      Bruce - 2012-04-15 12:26

      These are all adults, over 18. What they do in their spare time is their business, if it includes some sex, so be it. As long as they don't do something illegal, like running a brothel. If sex interfered with studies, no one would ever pass anything!

  • henk63 - 2012-04-15 08:32

    She fell from the 3rd floor. The height of the building has no relevance here. If you fall from the 3rd floor of a 100 floor building would it be more serious than from the 3rd floor of a 5 floor building? Also, the resident of the room on the 3rd floor above the point of impact would be able to explain things nicely. News24, please up your standard.

      Barefoot - 2012-04-15 09:42


  • Nico Baloyi - 2012-04-15 08:32

    eh eh lets hope she survive .....thngs realy do happen ey

  • chimzyn - 2012-04-15 08:57

    What's Going On At The University Of Pretoria?

  • India - 2012-04-15 09:06

    What male res was it? Does anybody know?

  • Ted - 2012-04-15 09:07

    Possible explanation as to why the one who shot herself didn't do well. Sounds mean but this 0university needs a complete review of standards and also Jesus. Christ, not not some Jesus Gonzales or Nunez from South America.

  • rapitsi - 2012-04-15 09:18

    Very sad indeed.

  • Marvel Mushavhela - 2012-04-15 09:55

    Guys i dn't think this is an appropriate article foR us to laugh and joke about, the poor girl is still battling to recover hense we're all still in the dark of what has driven her to such a horrible incident. No one has a right to post silly comments as this stage.

  • Lehlogonolo Mmakoma Malemela - 2012-04-15 10:00

    Agg Shame-She probably wanted to kill herself,Relationships can be tricky!!

  • Masango - 2012-04-15 10:16

    Lord have mercy on the guy she was visiting, coz its d end of his carrer *Tuks will kick him out*, nd s for d lady, speedy recovery shem.

      Katlego Radebe - 2014-07-31 09:21

      Indeed the Lord had mercy on the guy. The guy has graduated and now a lawyer

  • mramakobya - 2012-04-15 10:30

    But what is going on at UP??this is sad.things we do to our parents who work hard to get us here.

  • Sandile Sithole - 2012-04-15 10:36

    this is sad *varsity culture*-WITS,up,uct all are killin students

  • rosiegracebrooks - 2012-04-15 10:43

    The walk (fall) of SHAME!!!

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-15 11:33

    well at least she survived and should be able to tell the police what happened. I hope she recovers.

  • Col - 2012-04-15 11:48

    She may have been a cat burglar. Probably lost her footing while trying to break in to a 3rd storey window.

  • matibeboy - 2012-04-15 12:02

    Racism...........Possible answer 2 this

      Robin - 2012-04-15 13:17

      Global warming..can racism also be a possible answer to this?

  • nelbj - 2012-04-15 12:32

    The report seems to say that there are only two options: Jumping or being pushed? In my opinion it is much more probable that she accidentally fell from the window while sitting or standing in it. People do that type of thing when they are drunk... young people sometimes even do it when they are sober.

      Rational100 - 2012-04-15 18:51

      I fell from a third branch of a tree this weekend.....why am I not in the news?

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-15 12:43

    On a proccess of busting her best friend cheating with her boyfriend. "Gotchaa, sl$t", I can imagine the anticipation and heavy breathing from her. Glad she survived both the accident and the bust.

  • Pule - 2012-04-15 13:30

    Students attempts to kill themselves at Tuks,we are refugees at UCT,Eish I'm going to University of Glamogen.Anywhere I wish both of you speed recovery.

  • chaze.damonze - 2012-04-15 13:37

    lol, serious butt condition

  • shag.spear - 2012-04-15 13:44

    this is not an ordinary innocent lady ..4h30am at men's res?? she lived on the edge ..YOLO mentality

  • Aobakwe Maboke - 2012-04-15 15:04

    knowing the university, it wont reveal the full (true) story, to protect its reputation. we must get into the habit of praying for one another, last it was the graduation girl, now this... this cant be life.

  • Zighom - 2012-04-16 05:49

    I know her, she was spying on her bf, who was busy doing the silly with another gal. The action was too much for her so she lost her grip on the balcony

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