PORT ELIZABETH – Nelson Mandela University students have threatened to shut down the institution if authorities fail to follow basic security measures.
This comes after a female student was raped and the other stabbed at the Second Avenue Campus on Monday evening.
It is reported the two students were studying in a commuter lab when armed men stormed the room and threatened them with a pair of scissors.
The students were robbed their cellphones, wallets and other valuables they had in possession.
NMU spokesperson Zandile Mbabela confirmed the incident, saying “it is indeed with great shock and sadness that we receive news of rape and stabbing of our students”
Mbabela says the two students have received the initially medical and counseling attention.
The incident angered multitudes of students who joined forces and protested against poor security measures at the university.
Student leaders claims the protests aren’t about seeking attention but they feel university authorities are not taking them seriously.
“We are not trying to seek any attention, we are worried about our safety as students and seems the authorities here are just relaxed about the safety of students,” they said.
They are demanding tighter security on campus or else they have to shut down the university if such cases continue to happen.