The SRC at the Mangosuthu University of Technology at Umlazi south of Durban says they are concerned about security of about 7 000 students who live in external accommodation in the city.
This follows the killing of a 21-year old first year student who was gunned down inside one of the city’s residents.
The quantity surveying student was shot dead allegedly by her ex-boyfriend who have since handed himself over to the police.
KZN Police Spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane says, “The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Just after midnight where a 21 year-old woman was allegedly shot and killed while she was in her room at Lonsdale Residence. The police were called and they attended to the scene and they noticed that the woman was already dead.”
SRC president Sandile Dlamini says security in almost all residences is weak or non existent.
He says they have raised the matter on many occasion but nothing has been done.
The motive for the shooting is still unknown at this stage.
The suspect is expected to appear in court soon.