Man accused of MUT's Xolile Mbatha murder pleads guilty

Man accused of MUT's Xolile Mbatha murder pleads guilty

A man charged for the murder of Mangosuthu University of Technology student Xolile Mbatha pleaded guilty at the Durban High Court on Wednesday. 

Bongani Mlambo Mangosuthu University of Technology Xolile Mbatha
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Twenty-three-year-old Mbatha was killed in July at a student residence on Mahatma Gandhi Road. 


A warrant of arrest was issued by police for Bongani Mlambo the following month. 


The National Prosecuting Authority says the case has been postponed to next week for the post-mortem results and sentencing proceedings. 


MUT's Azwi Mufamadi says since the incident they have heightened security at the residences, including installing panic buttons.

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"We have external residences which are not owned by MUT, but they are owned by service providers who we pay to use the residences. 


"So what we have done is that we have changed the standard operating procedure that we have with these residence owners to include not only just raising the number of security personnel in each and every residence."  


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