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newsThe Citizen reports that a case of attempted murder has been opened against a security official who allegedly shot a student during protests at the University of Limpopo on Tuesday.  

Limpopo police provincial spokesperson Brigadier Motlalefa Mojapelo said the incident occurred when a confrontation arose between the student and the security official, who was appointed by the university.  “The student was shot with rubber bullets on the thigh and upper body.  The student was immediately rushed to hospital,” he reported.  Students and contract workers at the university gathered in protest of the non-payment of their off-campus living allowance and against the outsourcing of services.  Student representative council president Mintirho Mnisi said it was impossible to separate the struggles of workers and students.  The protests lasted for two days, but apparently calmed down on Wednesday.  As the protests came to a halt on Wednesday, exams continued as planned.

  • Read this report by Sanele Gumada in full at The Citizen

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