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WATCH | 'Friends will be there for Thapelo': Pretoria student's murder accused return to court

By [email protected] (Anthony Molyneaux)

Days later, during an emotional memorial outside Tuksdorp, students demanded more security patrols and better safety in the area. But Lekone believes justice is more important than shifting the blame.

“I studied at Pretoria since 2019 and there has never been anything like this. Hatfield has been safe, we knew that there is security patrolling 24/7. You could walk at night casually and you can go to the library and walk back late at night with no problem,” he said.

“This thing just happened randomly — it came from nowhere.

“Personally, I feel there is no point in blaming the university or the security.

“I want to see justice for my friend, that is the most important thing for me. Justice would be that the accused don’t get bail on Thursday.”

Menwe, 23, was doing postgraduate studies in internal auditing when he was gunned down.

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