Chaos erupted at the University of Zululand’s kwaDlangezwa campus on Sunday afternoon after a student was stabbed to death by his roommate.
The incident took place at the campus’ eSipheto residence, block BB at around 2pm.
Police were called to the scene having to bring in reinforcements from as far as eShowe before they were able to restore a measure of calm and remove the deceased’s body.
One police member was reported injured from a stone thrown by students who wanted to kill the suspect, according to Empangeni Station Commander, Brigadier Jeros Thango.
It is alleged that the argument was over cold water taken without permission from their fridge, with the alleged perpetrator stabbing the victim with a kitchen knife.
Members of the university’s Protection Services Department saved the stabber from students seeking revenge and locked him in an office until police arrived.
Unizulu spokesperson Gcina Nhleko confirmed the incident, saying two students were involved in a stabbing incident in which one died and the other was injured, and that the university is investigating the matter.