Stellenbosch University says a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC), Nomzamo Buthelezi was killed in an alleged hit-and-run incident on Saturday morning.
In a statement, the university said it was left devastated by the incident.
Buthelezi resided in a senior residence on campus.
“Together with members of the SRC, we are devastated to have learnt of the passing of Ms Buthelezi. She was a much loved member of the SRC.
“The circumstances surrounding her death forms part of the investigation of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the University does not wish to comment on this for now, but we do urge the Police, as a matter of urgency, to make sure that the guilty parties are brought to book,” Director of Student Affairs Dr Makhetha said.
SRC Chair Xola Njengele said Buthelezi made invaluable contributions to the university.
Vibrant and dynamic person
“We deeply grieve the loss of our dearly loved team member, Nomzamo Buthelezi. In her role as the SRC Policy Officer and Chairperson of the Societies Council, she made invaluable contributions to our team and the University at large.
“Beyond that she was a genuine friend and confidant to those who knew her, who deeply impacted those around her. Her passing leaves an unfillable void in our hearts and those of her friends, family and colleagues.
“It has been a privilege to work with such a vibrant and dynamic person. We will miss you, Nomzamo,” said Njengele.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Deresh Ramjugernath extended the university’s condolences to Buthelezi’s family and friends.
The university said it was providing full support to SAPS who were investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone with more information on the incident should contact the Stellenbosch SAPS on tel no 021 809 5015/12.