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Ipid identifies bystander shot during Wits protest

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Ipid identifies bystander shot during Wits protest

The Unbiased Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has identified the particular person killed on Wednesday when police fired rubber bullets at protesting Wits college students in Johannesburg.

Mthokozisi Ntumba.

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He became once Mthokozisi Ntumba.

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The directorate acknowledged the investigation group became once working true by the clock processing proof gathered at the crime scene.

During the preliminary investigation Ipid mild assorted respect statements and confiscated firearms for ballistic evaluation.

Ipid spokesperson Ndileka Cola acknowledged a autopsy to search out out the particular goal within the support of loss of life could perhaps be performed.

“Family liaison has started and the investigation continues. It is alleged that the younger man who is a civilian, who became once not allotment of the protest, had perfect left the doctor’s rooms when he became once allegedly shot by the law enforcement officials,” she acknowledged.

Ntumba’s partner acknowledged on Thursday that she became once not in a situation to comment. “For now we could perhaps well are looking for to offer it some time,” she told TimesLIVE.

Students took to the streets beneath the banner #asinamali protesting against the monetary exclusion of those with historical debt, and battling for first-Twelve months college students who enact not know the plan their tuition will possible be financed.

Police fired rubber bullets at protesters, hitting Ntumba as he emerged from a building.

Ntumba could perhaps be seen in video photography gasping for air on the sidewalk, with bloodstains on his blue shirt and blood on his face.

In the intervening time, the NPA acknowledged six college students will appear in court docket at Hillbrow on Thursday. Five of the college students had been launched on a warning.

TimesLIVE (TMG Digital)

Shonisani Tshikalange

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Ipid identifies bystander shot during Wits protest