Mthokozisi Ntumba’s alleged killers due in court

Ntumba was shot and killed in Braamfontein last week when police fired rubber bullets at protesting students.

Mthokozisi Ntumba was shot and killed during student protests on Wednesday, 10 March 2021. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - As four police officers prepare to make their first court appearance in connection with Mthokozisi Ntumba’s death on Wednesday, his family said they would not be satisfied until justice prevailed.

Ntumba was shot and killed in Braamfontein last week when police fired rubber bullets at protesting students.

The officers from the Public Order Policing Unit were apprehended on Monday.

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Ntumba’s family said while they welcomed the arrest of the four police officers, this was simply just the first step.

Family spokesperson Sthembiso Jwara said: “People are arrested and are released later and found not guilty.”

Jwara said they wanted those responsible for Ntumba’s death to be prosecuted.

“We would like to see justice being done.”

The four officers arrested in connection with the 35-year-old’s death face charges of murder, attempted murder and defeating the ends of justice.

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RENAME WITS HARDSHIP FUND

The Wits SRC will on Wednesday morning lead a march to the Johannesburg Magistrates Court where four police officers are expected to appear in connection with Ntumba's killing.

On Tuesday, Wits Student leaders visited the Ntumba family.

SRC member Kanakana Mudzanani said they wanted the university’s hardship fund to be renamed in his honour.

“And we would want his name to be remembered for generations to come. His name must be one that must be seen as an equally progressive tool to advance equal education.”

Ntumba will be laid to rest in his hometown of Bergville in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

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