The Mangosuthu University of Technology has established a safety management team to look into security measures at residences, following the death of 21-year-old Zolile Khumalo at MUT’s Lonsdale residence in the Durban city centre.

Twenty three year old Thabani Mzolo appeared briefly in court Thursday on charges of murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

MUT’s SRC has since called for better security for students living off campus.

MUT spokesperson, Mbali Mkhize says security will be beefed up.

“When we appoint companies where we outsource student’s residences one of the compliances that has to happen is for them to show us how our students are going to be. It has come as a shock to us to find out that it’s been so easy for people to get inside. We have a new vice chancellor. He has already hit the ground running he is putting together different crisis communication teams which includes protection services risk management in order to ensure that our students are safe.”

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