Student’s body found on UWC campus

Cape Town - The body of a 19-year-old man was found on the main campus at the University of the Western Cape in Bellville on Monday morning.

UWC spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo told News24 the deceased’s name is Thobela Rintsana, a first-year BSc Geology student. Rintsana’s family has been informed of his death.

Tyhalibongo said the body was found outside near the IT department on the main campus.

He denied claims that Rintsana’s body was found with a tie around his neck.

Tyhalibongo would not speculate on whether or not the death was related to a party that was held at the weekend, but did say that a friend of Rintsana’s said he was last seen coming from the party.

No arrests have been made yet.

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Nin Ja Kitty 2014/08/04 02:57:32 PM
The loss of another aspiring life.
Mr T. 2014/08/04 03:01:04 PM
In the world of gangsterism
Valerie Widmann 2014/08/04 03:15:19 PM
Condolences to the family. What a sad loss of a young life.
Blue*Reid 2014/08/04 03:18:32 PM
1.) Here we go again 2.) RIP young man & Prayers be with the family 3.) ANC warra warra warra on it's way 4.) Malema will return from his fight in Gaza and come deal with this matter. 5.) Very bloody unnecessary and need I say more about our Police?
Bento Maepa 2014/08/04 03:32:14 PM
Far too many students dying at the UWC now. One is inclined to suspect rampant drug usage. Sorry if it is not.
Mr T. 2014/08/04 03:42:46 PM
Far too much of death cases reported in WC, wander if urgency and safety and security is catered for all residents in the province.
Lorenzo Bessick 2014/08/04 04:10:37 PM
This is going to be interesting...
Sifiso Sfiman Sizani 2014/08/04 04:32:46 PM
This is so, so sad. The institutions of higher learning must stop these wild parties and impress upon students to study. It is not fair for the parents to send their children to these institutions alive and fetch them as corpses. Condolences to the family.
Johan Vermeulen 2014/08/04 04:47:06 PM
Why deny that he had a tie around his neck? It is not unusual to go to a party in a suit and tie - or is it?
Aqeelah SnaZy Davids 2014/08/04 06:36:35 PM
My Deepest sympathy to his family and loved one's..may his soul RIP so super sad!!