Students and police clash at the Tshwane University of Technology in Soshanguve. Picture: Sakhile Ndlazi

Pretoria - Police are clashing with students at the Tshwane University of Technology in Soshanguve.

Water tankers and police vehicles have been deployed to the campus. 

Students tried to deny police entry into the south campus, but police forcefully gained entry.

Students accused police of using live ammunition to break up violence at TUT's Soshanguve during student representative council elections last night. 

Students and police clash at the Tshwane University of Technology in Soshanguve. Video: Sakhile Ndlazi


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 out comrade,” said a student who wanted remain anonymous.

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.

Students and police clash at the Tshwane University of Technology in Soshanguve. Video: Sakhile Ndlazi


Various student organisations say there won’t be any classes in all TUT campuses in Pretoria.

University spokesperson Willa de Ruyter admitted that is was a sad day for the campus and the deceased family members.

Police spokesperson, Kay Makhubele said they will investigate the incident.

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