The University of Limpopo Economic Freedom Fighters Students Council (EFFSC) has on Thursday issued out a memorandum to Mankweng Police following crime incidents occurring at the out of campus student’s residential areas.
This comes after gunshots were reported earlier this week and an alleged malicious damage to property , theft and robbery at one identified students residents outside gate one of the institution.
Speaking on Heita FM, The Ultimate Talk, EFFSC Student Activist, Khutjo Mamabolo says the matter has been taking place for some time with no assistance from Mankweng SAPS , Campus Management and an intervention from the Student’s Representative Council (SRC) members.
Mamabolo says they’ve decided to come up with a movement “Bofa Tekkie Mfundi” in order to call upon all off campus students to voice put their genuine grievances concerning safety and security measures as this is affecting an academic venue based progress and most students have not yet received their residents allowances so they are obliged to rent at the low cost places which at some point lacks security.
Furthermore, Mankweng SAPS Captain, Mohlaka Mashiane says they will be taking the matter into consideration and act accordingly by issuing atleast more than five police vehicle to patrol in and around various places identified as students residential areas off the institution. Mashiane also urges students to always adhere to safety measures by walking in groups while having late night venue-based lessons or studies and avoid leaving they’re rooms unlocked at night in order to curb the spread of crime.