THE Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has identified the man shot and killed by the police on Wednesday during Wits University students protest as Edwin Mthokozi Ntumba.
Ntumba, 35, was an employee of the Department of Housing and a recent Master’s graduate.
Ntumba, the father of two, was coming from a doctor’s consultation in Braamfontein where he had just been treated when he was shot several times by the police.
Political parties, trade unions and various students’ organizations have strongly condemned the killing of Ntumba during the violent clashes between the police and students.
The Minister of Police Bheki Cele is currently visiting the family of Ntumba in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni.
“This is something it has no grain of explanation of defence on it. Somebody went crazy. We need to leave it to IPID to find the facts on what happened,” said Cele.
“Action must be taken. The action is normally taken by the police against members. The IPID gives me a long list of SAPS members that have been taken on criminal charges and disciplinary processes.”
- Inside Politics