Another student from North West University (NWU) has passed away.
Mmathabo Cornelia Sesinyi, a 20-year-old first-year BA communication student, passed away in the Ga-Tholo off-campus house on Tuesday, nearly two months after Onkgopotse Kgeletsane.
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Kgeletsane passed away on June 12 in his room at the university’s Mahikeng Campus’ James Moroka dormitory.
On Tuesday, Sesinyi passed away in her room, she was also discovered.
Louis Jacobs, a spokesman for the institution, said the incidents had made the school sad.
“Sesinyi’s next of kin have been informed [about her death]. Some family members have already been at the scene, accompanied by the police.
“The SAPS have commenced with investigations. We send our condolences to Sesinyi’s family, fellow students, and friends,” added Jacobs.
Captain Aafje Botma, a spokesman for the North West Police, stated that an inquest docket had been established and that the investigation was still ongoing.
The institution pledged to assist and support the police in every way possible.
“We are aware of the reports and speculations regarding the cause[s] of Kgeletsane’s death. We caution everyone to allow the SAPS to conclude the investigations and report accordingly.
“Since the incident, the NWU student counselling team has been providing the necessary support to fellow students and residents of the residence. We have also been in contact with the family, and we will support them in any way possible,” Jacobs said.