TUT student dies amid protest

TUT student dies amid protest

Police have confirmed that a student from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) died on the streets of Pretoria yesterday.

Student Fees March Union Buildings 4
Photo: Maryke Vermaak

Police spokesperson Sally de Beer says the student was hit by a car while marching between campuses. 

"Students were marching from the north campus to the south campus and the driver of a vehicle drove into the crowd and seven students were injured resulting in the death of one of the students," she said.

De Beer says a case of culpable homicide has been opened.

"There's no indication that this was in anyway linked to police action."

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