TUT students say they want security at residences beefed up after Ntokozo Xaba’s murder

 At a memorial service for Xaba at the university's Soshanguve campus on Wednesday, th Student Representative Council at the Tshwane University of Technology has called for tighter security at the off-campus residence where Ntokozo Xaba was murdered.

The body of the 21-year-old was discovered at her Ekhaya Junction residence in Pretoria Gardens last week. They also demanded that the university make sure residences are safer for students. SRC President Sizwe Nyambi also called on male students to be allies in the fight against gender-based violence.

Xaba's ex-boyfriend Ngcebo Thusi has been charged with the matter and is expected to return to court on Monday.Meanwhile, TUT vice chancellor Tinyiko Maluleke said Xaba's murder was a setback for the university's efforts to deal with gender-based violence.