Deputy Speaker, the ANC condemns the student brawl that took place at the Tshwane University of Technology, Soshanguve Campus, leading to the passing away of one of the students, namely Sinakhokonke Buyani Masuku, and leaving others badly injured. The deceased was a first- year student studying towards a Diploma in Language Practice in the Faculty of Humanities. Buyani, a male student, was found dead at a female residence in the early hours of Monday, 2 November 2014.
We join the Ministry of Higher Education and Training in commending the police for the swift arrest of the perpetrators. Our condolences go to the Masuku family for their loss, and we further wish the injured students a speedy recovery.
Universities must now, more than ever before, seek to strengthen their security systems, so that the institutions of higher learning become safe havens for our hard-working students who are yearning for knowledge. I thank you, Deputy Speaker.