A student who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident on campus last weekend is recuperating well in hospital, while another was treated for minor injuries and released.
The students, Butana Sebola and Wiseman Sibande, were walking on the intersection near the entrance to South Campus, when they were caught up in a collision between a bakkie and a Polo Vivo hatchback on Sunday, 26 February.
Details around the accident are under police investigation.
Sebola was seriously injured and rushed to a local hospital, where he is recuperating, while Sibande was treated for minor injuries and discharged on the day of the accident.
The University is concerned about the well-being of the students and director of Student Housing Dr Shuping Mpuru has been visiting Sebola in hospital up to twice daily.
Sebola’s family, which is based in Pretoria, arrived in town last week and were looking to have the student transferred to a hospital closer to home.
However, after it was found that Sebola was well on his way to recovery, the family decided that he should remain at the hospital until he is discharged soon.
Staff and students are reminded that the University has its own specific traffic rules and regulations. The official speed limit on all campuses is 40km/h.
Excessive speed and/or reckless driving only endangers students and staff – both motorists and, in particular, pedestrians.
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