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UTech, Marksman condemn beating of alleged gay student

Published:Friday | November 2, 2012 | 4:33 PM

The University of Technology (UTech)and Marksman Limited have issued a joint statement condemning the beating of an alleged gay student by security guards on the campus last evening.



Marksman Limited has indicated that two security guards who were involved in the assault have since been fired.



The student ended up in the guard room after fleeing an angry mob.



“This student was physically assaulted by on duty security guards employed by the contracted security company, Marksman Limited while several other students encircled the Guard Room attempting to get hold of the student,” read a portion of the statement.



The statement says the student was "protected" from the mob by security officers and removed from the campus with support from the police.



The other student with whom he is said to have been caught in a compromising position had managed to flee.



Meanwhile, the UTech administration is currently conducting an in-depth investigation into the incident.



The University says it is also providing counselling to those involved.



The Students’ Union executive has initiated a series of discussions and sensitization sessions to encourage appropriate behaviour and to support the safety and security of the wider student body.



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