Durban - A Durban University of Technology (DUT) student is on life support in hospital after he was assaulted and stabbed at the institution on Monday.
Eighteen-year-old Sandile Ndlovu, a first year industrial engineering student, was "stabbed and his skull cracked open" in one of DUT’s lecture halls, said Tshepho Mokoena, a spokesperson for the young man’s distraught family.
Speaking to African News Agency (ANA) on Thursday morning, a shaken Mokoena said Ndlovu was in a critical condition at City Hospital, having sustained brain damage.
The family had been advised to consider ending life support, he said.
“We are praying and hoping. We don’t know exactly what happened as DUT has not made it clear, but we were told that Sandile was grabbed and his head slammed against the wall, and then stabbed in the head. Whoever did it also stole his cellphone and laptop.”