Brutal murder of student sends shockwaves through University of Fort Hare

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The University of Fort Hare has expressed shock about the murder of 23-year-old LLB student Nosicelo Mtebeni.

Her remains were found dismembered in a suitcase, while other body parts were found in a plastic bag inside a house at Quigney in East London.

This was after she allegedly got into a fight with her boyfriend.

The final year law student’s brutal death has been condemned by many students, the institution and gender-based violence activists.

Masimanyane Women’s Rights International organisation has described the murder of the student as an insult to Women’s Month.

Students alongside gender-based violence activists picketed at the scene where her remains were found.

A 25-year-old man, alleged to be her boyfriend, has since been arrested and will appear in court on Monday:

The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Sakhela Buhlungu says they are shocked by her death.

“The university is in mourning at the moment. We are in utter shock. We have never seen or experienced anything of this kind. We appeal to the authorities to work with us to look at the Quigney area because most of our residential arrangements and residencies are in that area and therefore our students are exposed on a daily basis to the horrors of the violence of the drunks of the murder.”