MASERU — Limkokwing University Creative Technology (LUCT) students’ of Christian fellowship held a prayer service at the institution on Friday.
The meeting was attended by pastors from Glory to God Church in Ha Abia, Full Gospel Church in Morija, and Assemblies of God in Mafeteng.
President of LUCT students’ Christian fellowship Sello Mahloane said since the opening of the university in 2008, 17 lives have been lost to road traffic accidents and illnesses.
“We have two male students who started with us well but as we speak they have succumbed to paralysis. One of them is currently hospitalised in Bloemfontein,” Mahloane said.
“We also experienced many strikes and demonstrations. We are therefore here to join hands in prayer for all that has happened,” he said.
The LUCT students’ Christian fellowship prayed for unity, stability, success in their studies, reconciliation and to remember those who died.
Last year the university was shut down after student unrests.
The students were demonstrating against a lack of resources and the expulsion of one of their leaders.
In the violent clashes that followed police shot and injured two security guards and seven students.
The police used pellets.
A police officer was also injured in the violent demonstration that led to the arrest of dozens of students.
Mahloane urged students to follow proper channels of communication as spelt out during their pre-semester preparatory workshop.
A representative of LUCT management, Mamolete Mohapi, thanked the LUCT students’ Christian fellowship for taking the initiative to organise such a service.
After the service the students planted a tree symbolising transformation and peace at the university.