Unizulu launches investigation into deadly stabbing

A student was stabbed and killed at the University of Zululand.
A student was stabbed and killed at the University of Zululand.
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The University of Zululand on Monday launched an independent investigation into a fatal stabbing incident between roommates‚ which subsequently led to a violent mob-justice attack.

“The university extends its deepest sympathies to the student’s family and friends‚ as well as the university community‚ for the tragic loss of young life‚” said university spokesperson Gcina Nhleko-Mdluli.

The incident‚ which took place on Sunday following an unknown argument between first-year students‚ was condemned by the university.

“The university abhors violence as a way of resolving conflict of any sort. It is especially opposed to the use of force and violence on campuses as a way of resolving problems‚” said Nhleko-Mdluli‚ adding that the incident was a violation of the constitutional right to the sanctity of human life.

“University leadership has taken swift and decisive action by initiating an independent investigation‚ which will unravel facts surrounding the incident‚ as the details are not clear at the moment.”

The institution has offered to provide counselling services to all affected.

Students and staff of the university have been urged to allow both the independent and police investigations to proceed without hindrance.

Student Representative Council (SRC) deputy president Ndumiso Ntshangase earlier condemned the incident‚ saying it was unjustifiable no matter the circumstances.

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