House Chair, I move without notice:
That the House -
1) notes the death of 18-year-old University of Free State student, Shakira Van Staden, from De Aar in the Northern Cape;
2) further notes that her lifeless body was found by her roommate who was visiting friends the previous evening;
3) understands that upon examining Shakira's body, it is reported by police that she had bruises on her neck and was found in a sitting position;
4) extends its condolences to the bereaved families; and
5) calls on the Department of Higher Education to engage with institutions of higher education to strengthen protection services for students.