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GBV-Related Death of CUT Student Condemned



GBV-Related Death of CUT Student Condemned

GBV-Related Death of CUT Student Condemned. The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT), stands in solidarity with millions around the world in denouncing gender-based violence (GBV) as a ‘global pandemic.’ The institution mourns the tragic loss of Ms. Dimakatso Constance Mokoena, a first-year Human Resources Management student, whose life was senselessly taken in an act of violence. Ms. Mokoena was found shot dead in a car off-campus, shocking the entire CUT community.

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Condolences and Support

CUT wishes to express profound sadness over the untimely passing of Ms. Mokoena. Her death is a devastating blow to not only her family but also to the entire CUT community and the nation as a whole. In this moment of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones, friends, and fellow students. We extend our deepest condolences and stand ready to offer support and assistance during this difficult time.

Denouncement of Gender-Based Violence

CUT vehemently condemns all forms of gender-based violence and echoes President Cyril Ramaphosa call to take a firm stance against such heinous acts. The university remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting gender equality and creating a safe and inclusive environment for all members of its community. As an institution of higher learning, CUT is dedicated to advancing the rights and opportunities of women within academia and various professional spheres.

Call for Action

The tragic loss of Ms. Mokoena serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for concerted efforts to combat gender-based violence. CUT urges individuals, communities, and authorities to work together to eradicate GBV and ensure that justice is served for victims and their families. It is imperative that we collectively strive towards building a society where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued.


The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT), mourns the loss of Ms. Dimakatso Constance Mokoena and reaffirms its unwavering commitment to combating gender-based violence in all its forms. As we unite in grief, let us also unite in action to create a society where the rights and dignity of every individual are upheld and protected.

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