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DENOSA KZN Student Movement statement on the attack of a student nurse 

Media statement 
On the night of the 9th of November 2019 tragedy struck Charles Johnson Memorial (CJM) nursing campus when a female 3rd year nursing student was brutally assaulted in the nurse's home. 
The student, who later lost her life, was allegedly attacked by her boyfriend within the premises of the hospital. The boyfriend later called another student for help and the victim was taken to the hospital casualty.
The DENOSA Student Movement wishes to extend its heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim, the friends and colleagues of student and especially the young son of the victim. We wish them strength and courage during this tragic time. With that, we hope that justice will be served and that the victim's death will not be in vain. 
No one, and no student should have to go through the dreadful ordeal that was faced by the victim especially in a place where she and her family expected her to be safe.
On the 23rd of September 2019 the KZN DENOSA student movement issued a media statement condemning gender-based violence and violence against students in higher education institutions. It is absolutely appalling that only two months down the line little has been done to beef up security in our campuses to ensure safety of students. Students are still victims of violent crimes within the premises of educational institutions. 
Students are living in fear and nothing is being done to allay this.
Again we urge the department of health, KZNCN, universities aswell as other to recognise that this has gone on enough. We are not crime statistics and our campuses are not crime scenes.
Safety is a basic need and a fundamental human right, and should never be compromised. We are again urging all to stand with us and support our outcry for
Issued by DENOSA Student Movement in KwaZulu-Natal. 
For more information, contact Sphumelele Zime Blose
DENOSA KZN Student Movement Secretary 
Mobile: 079 300 4409 / 071 642 9094
Mandla Shabangu, DENOSA KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Secretary
Mobile: 071 643 3369