Three held following hijacking, murder of Stellenbosch student

The student's body was discovered near a farm between the town and Kraaifontein on Saturday morning.

Hannah Cornelius. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - Stellenbosch University is reeling following the murder of one of its students in a weekend hijacking.

Hannah Cornelius, aged 21, and a friend were hijacked on Friday evening in the Stellenbosch CBD.

Her body was discovered near a farm between the town and Kraaifontein on Saturday morning.

Police say they found the other passenger in Kraaifontein. He had sustained head injuries and is in hospital.

They've arrested three suspects in the crime, who are expected to make their first court appearance on Monday.

The university’s Martin Viljoen says they are “appalled” by the senseless murder.

“We wish the injured student well and will do everything in our power to assist the police in their investigation. We have started to provide support to the friends of the deceased student and encourage students to make use of the university’s crisis number.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)