“No rape incident at UFS rest room”

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It has been confirmed by the University of the Free State (UFS) that no rape incident occurred at its Bloemfontein Campus yesterday.

According to UFS Spokesperson, Lacea Loader, no proof of the alleged incident has been found and no incident of this nature has been reported to the university’s Protection Services or the university’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) since yesterday.

This comes after posts on different social media platforms have spread like wildfire about an alleged raping of a University of the Free State (UFS) student went viral yesterday. According to the posts, a female UFS student was raped at the EXR rest rooms on Monday 2 September 2019.

Loader confirmed there was an incident where a student fainted while writing a test at the EXR. “The student was attended to by the staff members on duty and was transported from there by ER24 to a hospital in the city to receive further medical care.”

Pierce van Heerden

pierce@mahareng.co.za