Warren Mabona
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17 Sep 2015
12:39 pm

State will fire VUT security firm following murder of two students

Warren Mabona

The government will terminated the services of a security firm guarding the Vaal University of Technology following the murder of two students near the main campus in Vanderbijlpark.

The announcement was made by Gauteng Community Safety MEC, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane,  in the legislature on Thursday. She said the firm would be removed at the end of this month, adding two people have been arrested in connection with the murder.

“I am pleased to announce in this House that the two perpetrators that killed those young women have been arrested,” said Nkosi-Malobane.

Students embarked on a protest on Monday morning demanding an improvement of security at the university.

This was after the bodies of the two murdered students were found in a room in their private residence, two streets away from the main VUT campus, at the weekend. They had bullet wound to the heads and black cloths in their mouths.

Nkosi-Malobane said an agreement has been reached between the VUT management and the local municipality to improve security in the precinct of the institution.

– warren@citizen.co.za