Ricochet News

Police investigating who smashed cars at NMMU as efforts to complete year continue

Nov 1, 2016
Police investigating who smashed cars at NMMU as efforts to complete year continue

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) on Monday said that police investigations are underway after several vehicles had their windows smashed at its North Campus in Port Elizabeth.

"We are mindful of the importance of safety and security in our campuses.  To this end, the university continues to work with other law enforcement agencies," the university said.

"Unfortunately, during lunchtime today, a small group that appeared to be students, stoned some vehicles that were parked outside the Administration building at North Campus. 

"Police reacted swiftly and investigations have commenced.  We are confident that those involved in this criminal activity will be identified and apprehended."

In addition, an incidence of disruption was reported at the Bird Street Campus, in Central, Port Elizabeth.

"NMMU condemns these acts of criminality in the strongest terms."

The university said that despite the minimal disruptions, a programme to complete the 2016 academic year continues in earnest. 

"Students are continuing to receive Faculty-specific plans and guidelines as well as related support material," the NMMU described in a brief statement to parents and students. 

"[The] NMMU is resolute in its commitment to conclude this academic year, with the multi-layered academic completion strategy."

It said that it is fully aware of the anxiety resulting from the interruptions to its normal functioning. 

"We hereby call for continued resilience and patience during this period."


Images: OpenNMMU via Facebook