A #UKZN student alleges that one of the SAPS members deployed on campus raped her
Pumelela Nqelenga, a drama lecturer at UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus, posted on her Facebook page that on Tuesday morning a student had waited more than two hours for an ambulance to arrive after she had been raped the previous night. In an interview with the Daily Vox, Nqelenga said that academic staff had been protesting outside the campus security headquarters when a student walked up to them and simply waited. She told them she was waiting for an ambulance. “We asked her why she was waiting for an ambulance and she said she was raped the night before by an SAPS official,” Nqelenga said “There is no official report to the police. We are waiting for the survivor to see what she wants to do. At the moment she is at the hospital and she is getting herself tested. She is the one who is going to choose the way forward.” Students were angered by the rape and changed their plan on Tuesday, deciding to protest against police brutality instead.