Khensani Maseko, a third year BA student at Rhodes University SRC has committed suicide months after being raped.
The university’s communication and advancement division which admitted that they were shocked by her death, said she passed away at her family home in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon.
Tributes and messages of condolences from friends and loved ones have been pouring in on social media.
Reports have it that Maseko committed suicide after she was raped in May this year.
The Rhodes SRC’s Nhlakanipho Mahlangu said:
“We know the amount of promise she had to offer us all, I mean to offer the entire country. We’re very shaken, it’s a very difficult time for us as the SRC and we wish her family all the strength and support that we can.”