Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in Durban says all its residences will soon have metal detectors and scanners at its entrances.

The announcement was made by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Nokwethemba Ndlazi.

It comes after a first year Quantity Surveying student Zolile Khumalo was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in her residence  last week.

Ndlazi says a full investigation is also underway into the current level of security compliance by landlords of student residences.

“We have written to all landlords instructing them to install metal detectors or scanners at the main entrances. And our procurement officials have actually taken the responsibility of enabling the landlords to acquire such … and that process is underway,” adds Ndlazi.

The accused, Thabani Mzolo will remain in custody until his bail hearing on Thursday.