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Building torched as violence flares following TUT Soshanguve campus shooting

A person was killed in the shooting stemming form a dispute over the election of a new student representative council (SRC).

Firefighters attend to a fire at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)'s Soshanguve north campus on 24 August 2018. Picture: Pelane Phakgadi/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A building has been set on a fire in violence that's erupted at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)'s Soshanguve north campus following a deadly shooting on Thursday night.

The newly refurbished campus radio station has also been damaged.

A person was killed in the shooting stemming from a dispute over the election of a new student representative council (SRC).

At the same time, heavy police presence remains at both the campus following acts of destruction of property.

The students are seemingly retaliating after one of them was shot dead, allegedly by the police last night.

Ipid is investigating the incident.

There is singing and chanting at TUT’s Soshanguve campus.

While firefighters continue in their efforts to put out a blaze which has engulfed one of the buildings.

Students have resolved to shutting the campus down until the police officer allegedly responsible for the killing is behind bars.

The students are now going class to class and lab to lab, seemingly to ensure that all operations are brought to a standstill.