Students in Pretoria robbery receiving counseling: UP
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Students in Pretoria robbery receiving counseling: UP

The University of Pretoria says students who were robbed at gunpoint in Mamelodi are receiving counselling.

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The 19 students and two professors were conducting an outreach programme at the Viva Foundation School, when they were attacked by an armed group in broad daylight yesterday.

A task team has been appointed to track down the robbers.

"This is something that is likely to stay in their minds for a very long time. It was a very sad incident. We will do our best to ensure that the country does not go into disrepute and that we try and undo the situation - including reassuring that South Africa is in fact a safe country," the university's Thami Mthembu said. 

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