A student at the University of Stellenbosch has allegedly been r_aped on the campus in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The attack on a female student took place in the parking lot between the Heemstede and Metanoia hostels.


The woman immediately reported the attack at her hostel and to student leaders. She was given the needed medical treatment by the university with police present.

The university said that a charge of r_ape had been laid and a suspect arrested.

Students provided information that led to the arrest of a male suspect by the SAPS assisted by university security staff,” the university said in a statement.

The man is currently in custody and it is believed that he is not a student at the university.

The university expressed their outrage at the incident and sent their condolences to the victim, her friends, family and the student community.

“R_ape is an appalling and despicable crime and being part of communities where rape incidences are a too-common experience is deeply disturbing

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