TUT to honour student at special memorial service

28 August 2018

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) announced at a media briefing today that a special memorial service will be held for final-year legal aid student, Andries Monareng, who was shot and killed in an incident outside its Soshanguve North campus on 23 August. The shooting incident took place after disruptions during the SRC elections.

Prof Lourens van Staden, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, said the memorial service for the TUT community will take place on Thursday, 30 August at 11:00, Gencor Hall, Soshanguve South Campus. Meanwhile, the University is also assisting the family with funeral arrangements planned for Saturday in Bushbuckridge.

Yesterday, the University announced an institution-wide week of mourning for Monareng. As a public display of mourning, the TUT flag will fly half-mast at all campuses until the end of the week.

Following the suspension of academic activities for students at all campuses, in honour of Monareng for the remainder of the week, Prof Stanley Mukhola, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching, Learning and Technology said the academic calendar has been adapted to make up for the five days. Final exams will now take place from 12 to 30 November 2018, with re-examinations starting on 3 December 2018.  Detailed information about the exams will be published on www.tut.ac.za

After the period of mourning a decision on the way forward with regards to the SRC Elections will be taken.  

“No stone will be left unturned to get to the bottom of alleged election irregularities that led to the disruptions and the subsequent shooting,” Prof van Staden said. “The findings of investigations into Monareng’s death and the forensic investigation instituted by TUT into the alleged election irregularities, will go a long way to ensure accountability,” he added.

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