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Nelson Mandela University’s George Campus is reeling from a horrific incident earlier today (6 June 2023), where a male student allegedly stabbed a female student to death at an on-campus residence.

The University, in particular the George Campus, extends its deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased student.

The alleged perpetrator was taken into police custody.

Counselling and other psychosocial support mechanisms, including pastoral services, have been arranged for students and staff affected by this tragedy. Affected students are encouraged to approach Emthonjeni Student Wellness, while staff can access support through staff wellness interventions on the Campus.

The University, specifically the George Campus, has been unimaginably shaken by this incident, and will do whatever it can to cooperate with the relevant law enforcement agency in the quest for justice.

As the University, especially affected students and staff, deals with the resultant emotions, we appeal for calm and sensitivity as the police investigation runs its course.

Contact information
Ms Zandile Mbabela
Media Manager
Tel: 0415042777