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JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are investigating a case of murder after one person was shot dead at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) north campus in Sohshanguve.

It appears a Student Representative Council (SRC) voting dispute on Thursday night turned into a scuffle that culminated in the police being called. 

Witnesses to the SRC fracas said police shot at students with live ammunition. One person was shot dead and another was wounded.

A university official said a meeting had been called with the police to find out why students were shot at allegedly with live ammunition.

TUT spokesperson Willa de Ruyter confirmed the incident to IOL, adding that details remained sketchy at this stage. 

"There have been allegations of vote rigging... one person was fatally wounded following a shooting at around 8pm on Thursday night," she said. 

She added that more information would be released on the incident. 

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele has confirmed that a case of murder was under investigation. 

The university meanwhile remains open, but security has been heightened.

Additional reporting by African News Agency (ANA)