IPID probes death of TUT student who was allegedly assaulted by police


Thabelo Mbau, a second-year engineering student at the Tshwane University of Technology's Emalahleni campus, died after allegedly being assaulted by police. (Supplied)

Thabelo Mbau, a second-year engineering student at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Emalahleni campus, died after allegedly being assaulted by police. (Supplied)

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has launched an investigation into the death of a Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) student who was allegedly killed by police following a protest in Emalahleni on the weekend.

IPID spokesperson Phaladi Shuping said that the student, 22-year-old Thabelo Mbau, was assaulted at the Khayalethu Student Residence on Friday night at around 20:30.

He later died in hospital.

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