Thohoyandou- University of Venda students are subjected to horrific actions of the community. The settlers of a community called Maungani just outside University of Venda are on fire, the community took matters on their own hands and beat a criminal that have been terrorizing students staying at that community. One of the settlers is arrested, the community wants him out.
From 07:00 in the morning of 08/10/2019, Tuesday, the settlers are blocking the University gate, they want students to contribute the little money they have so they can bail out the victim that is arrested. They say that they were helping one of them and they have been doing that, no individual should take a fall for something done by community.
“We are blocking the University gate today so we can get money to bail out our brother, we are doing this for students as the landlords, and they are also our children as they are under our care. The university is failing them, we will not fail them too. We will always help them even if it means killing” – anonymous
“We are calling on all the students’ community to unite against any criminality and yes against criminals, and we are going to make sure that security measures are improved across all residences where our dear students are found” said SRC President
Students have been subjected to high criminality in these residence but the university management and SRC seems to care less about it. They give them empty promises, some of the students are forced to be in their rooms before midnight because of the fear installed in them.
It is high time the university and SRC takes care of their own or this chaotic actions won’t end. It is not only affecting students emotionally but academically too, they are not free to go to the library during the night.
Students interests comes must come first.
By Sefoka Nthabiseng Mpelegeng