SADESMO Condemns Campus Violence and Demands Tighter Security
04 November 2014.
The South African Democratic Students Movement
(SADESMO) expressed its concerns about the student violence that has
claimed the life of a Tshwane University of Technology student and
calls for stricter security measures on the campus.
"As a students' movement we are worried about the
violence within the campus and as the leadership of SADESMO we will
go there to address our members and instil calm. In the meantime we
appeal to our members to engage in discussion over differences
instead of resorting to violence. Parents sent these young people
there to study not to be killed. By virtue of their enrolment at a
campus, these students are regarded as being intelligent and must
therefore conduct themselves as such," said National Secretary
General of SADESMO, Mr Sizwe Simelane.
"The violence on the campus should be thoroughly
investigated and those responsible for the killing of the student
must be arrested and charged. We are also concerned about the
security staff that are hired to monitor the safety of students
within the campus precincts. We call on the campus management to
ensure that adequate visible security is in place to protect
students, staff and the public", continued Simelane.
"As a students' movement we convey our heartfelt
condolences to the family and friends of the student who was killed
in TUT. This is a young life, full of promise that has been so
unnecessarily cut short," concluded Mr Simelane.
National Secretary General of SADESMO, Sizwe Simelane,073 022 1064 / 079 825 4497