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Deaths at Rhodes investigated

Police are still investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the death of a Rhodes student.

Police are still investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the death of a Rhodes student.

CAPE TOWN - Eastern Cape police said they were still investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the deaths of a Rhodes University student and her boyfriend in Grahamstown.

On Saturday, officers were called out to a shooting at Cullen Bowles residence where they found the bodies of 21-year-old student Amanda Tweyi and her boyfriend, Nkosinathi Nqabisa.

A post-mortem revealed Tweyi sustained a gunshot wound.

Authorities also suspect her boyfriend committed suicide.

The police's Luvuyo Mjekula said, "People have been asking about the male student in whose house the incident took place, but at this stage as far as the gentleman is concerned, he has not been declared a suspect. No suspects have been identified or arrested at this stage."

A firearm was found at the scene.

Rhodes University's, Vivian de Klerk said, " We had counsellors ready to assist anyone who wanted further counselling and they are available all day long and of course throughout the weekend and we have a crisis phone so we wish to offer as much support as we can to anyone that is traumatised."