Violence erupted at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Soshanguve North Campus outside Pretoria, with one person reportedly killed.
Several students were also injured. SRC elections are currently taking place in all campuses of TUT.
It is alleged that the elections were rigged when someone was found with ballot papers.
Police fired shots at a group of students who clashed over the alleged smuggling of the fraudulent ballot papers.
It’s not clear if live ammunition was used by police. A security van was also torched.
SRC election ballots paper throw out side ???#TUT pic.twitter.com/dwp0VZ4RTb
— given (@givenmkhwanazi5) August 23, 2018
But there is a need for a robust conversation with police about thier conduct during protests! Really we need to converse with this folks thier conduct is appalling! Look we have lost a life at #tut now! Aowa this is disturbing really
— Seladi Moetjie (@SeladiMoetjie) August 23, 2018