Khumalo‚ 21 will be buried in Eshowe on Saturday.
Sandile Dlamini‚ the institution’s Students Representative Council president‚ said the students and staff were united in their grief.
"It is a comforting moment when you see everyone coming together in support of the family of Zolilie after the tragedy and we believe that at last justice will be served‚" he said.
MUT vice-chancellor Duma Malaza told the gathering that the institution had committed to supporting the family financially during the funeral and to transport students to tragic occasion.
Earlier in the day‚ hundreds of students gathered outside the Durban Magistrate's court where Mzolo appeared in court.
Magistrate Mahomed Motala heard that the 23-year-old had been previously convicted on assault and that the residential addresses provided were still in the process of being verified.
No further information was given about his assault conviction.
The matter was adjourned for a formal bail application on May 17.