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TUT remembers fees protest victim on Thursday

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A memorial service for the Tshwane University of Technology student killed during the FeesMustFall protest will be held on the Soshanguve campus on Thursday.

Benjamin Phehla was hit by a car outside campus. Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide.

On Wednesday student formations on campus held their own memorial service.

Phehla was based at the TUT Soshanguve campus where he was a student leader and former Student Representative Council (SRC) member.

This is the first confirmed student death related to the FeesMustFall protests this year.

A car driver lost control and drove into a group of protesting students, killing Phehla and injuring three others. Phehla died on Friday morning in hospital after the students were taken to hospital.

Meanwhile, the university and the SRC have signed an agreement, not to increase the 2017 tuition fees.

University management says it’s determined to ensure that the 2016 academic year is not lost.

[Source: SABC]
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