WATCH: Protesting TUT students threaten to burn down police station
Pretoria - Students at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Soshanguve are marching to the police station accusing police of fatally shooting a student.
They accused the police of using live ammunition to break up violence at TUT's Soshanguve campus during an Student Representative Council election last night.
Aubrey Matlala Road has been closed off with boulders and sticks by students.
The North campus at which the student was shot is also closed down.
Students said they wanted answers from the police.
“We will burn the police station down if we don’t get answers from the police. They killed our comrade,” said a student who wanted remain anonymous.
The Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (Daso) has called for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to investigate.
Violence broke out among students who attended the election of a new Student Representative Council on Thursday night.
TUT management says that shots were fired after claims of vote rigging.
Various student organisations say there won’t be any classes at all TUT campuses in Pretoria.
University spokesperson Willa de Ruyter admitted that is was a sad day for the campus and the deceased's family members.
“We’d like to send our condolences to the family for the person who passed on. It’s a very sad day for us,” she said.
"So far, we are going to investigate the circumstances of the incident as we are not clear what actually transpired," says police spokesperson, Kay Makhubele.