A University of Pretoria student, Thapelo Menwe (23) was shot dead at Grosvenor Street in Hatfield during robbery that was captured on CCTV footage early on Saturday morning. The B Comm Hon Internal Auditing can be seen crossing the street alone when suddenly a gunman approached him. The suspect then pulled the trigger and later took valuables from the victim before fleeing on foot.
He was declared dead on the scene by paramedics. The institution’s Director for the Department of Institutional Advancement Rikus Delport says the suspect was later arrested.”The suspect tried to flee but was quickly apprehended by the police, who worked closely with UP Campus Security and members of the Hatfield City Improvement District, who were immediately on the scene”
The University reminded students again to make use of the Green Route, which is an initiative launched by the University in its attempt to provide and maintain a secure work and study environment for students and personnel members.