The Sefako-Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa says it will bolster security efforts after a female student reported to have been sexually assaulted on Sunday.
Students have since embarked on protest action on campus, forcing the institution to temporarily suspend academic activity.
Protestors are demanding the perpetrators be arrested. They accuse security personnel of being involved.
It’s understood the student was on her way to buy groceries when she had been sexually assaulted at an off-campus university residence in the Pretoria CBD.
Sefako-Makgatho Health Sciences University spokesperson Dr Eric Pule says university management is investigating claims that security personnel may be involved.
‘When it comes to the matter that some stuff must be removed, that matter is being investigated by management, looking at whether the allegations are true or not.
“The matter is being investigated by the police as well as our internal security services to check all party protocols were followed to ensure our students were safe.”
The sexual assault survivor has been taken to hospital for medical attention and psychological support