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Students injured during stampede at Capricorn TVET College

Several students were left injured after a stampede at the Capricorn TVET, Polokwane this morning (Thursday).

POLOKWANE РAccording to police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, at around 08:00 on Thursday morning, members of MMP Security, who were in charge of access control at the college in College Street, opened the gates to allow entry to a multitude of awaiting applicants for registration.

“A stampede ensued as students forced their way in, resulting in a 22-year-old being seriously injured with five other students collapsing,” Mojapelo explained.¬†

Photo: Lim SAPS

The injured student was transported to Pietersburg Provincial Hospital for medical treatment but their condition cannot be confirmed as of now.

Video by Review Journalist, Riana Joubert

Mojapelo says the police have also opened a hit-and-run case after a motorist, driving a white Mercedes Benz (CMX 390 L), ran over two applicants walking in the vicinity of the college, seriously injuring one of them.

Photo: Lim SAPS

“Anyone with information regarding the accident is requested to contact the nearest police station or call the toll free number 0860010111.”

Mojapelo says the situation has returned to normal after college management decided to suspend registration until Monday, 15 January.


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