Wits investigating cause of worker's death
The cleaner died after being treated for inhaling fumes from an extinguisher used during last week's protests.
Yesterday the university confirmed the death of the cleaner, who d ied after being treated for inhaling fumes from an extinguisher which was set off during last week's protests.
It's understood the cleaner had been working at the Jubilee Hall when protesting students allegedly triggered one of the fire extinguishers.
The worker was treated on the campus before being rushed to hospital, but died shortly after being discharged.
The university's spokesperson Shirona Patel explains: "The cleaner was rushed to the campus health and wellness centre and then taken to hospital where he was treated for a few days. The cleaner was discharged from hospital and then passed away.
"The cause of death is still to be determined and the university is awaiting a report from the service provider before commenting further."