TUT students injured in violent muggings at train station

2016-02-25 17:50
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Pretoria – Three Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) students were injured during three separate muggings at a train station in Pretoria West, the institution said on Thursday.

“Three students… were mugged and injured in three separate violent incidents at the Metro Rail station off the Pretoria [West] campus this morning [Thursday],” spokesperson, Willa de Ruyter, said.

“Two students were robbed and injured during multiple stabbings and one was shot in what appeared to be theft-related incidents. All three were admitted to hospital. Two of the students are in a critical condition,” she said.

De Ruyter said the university was extremely concerned about the incidents. She said the university would be meeting Metrorail to find a solution to the issue of crime as large numbers of TUT’s students and staff used the trains on a daily basis.

“The train station is in the public domain, but in view of the risk to the safety of our staff and students, TUT management will urgently engage with Metrorail to mitigate the situation and ensure that the train station is safe guarded,” she said.

Police were not immediately available for comment. 


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