NWU deeply saddened by untimely passing on of its student, Onkgopotse Kgeletsane, at the Mahikeng Campus

The North-West University (NWU) community is deeply saddened by the death of 23-year-old, Onkgopotse Kgeletsane, who was found dead in his room in the James Moroka residence on the Mahikeng Campus on Sunday, 12 June 2022. Onkgopotse was a second-year student in Public Administration.

The university will continue to cooperate and provide all the necessary support to the South African Police Services’ investigation team to ensure a thorough investigation of the matter. We are aware of the reports and speculations regarding the cause(es) of Onkgopotse’s death, and we caution everyone to allow the SAPS to conclude the investigations and report accordingly.

Since the incident, the NWU Student Counselling team has been providing the necessary support to fellow students and residents of the residence. We have also been in contact with the family, and we will support them in any way possible.

Issued by NWU Corporate Relations and Marketing


  • Christopher Motabogi, 071 843 6541
  • Clement Manoko, 082 376 7995


Submitted on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 07:09