Zolile Khumalo was shot amd murdered by her boyfriend last night. Incident happened at the Mangosuthu University of Technology where 21 year old Zolile Khumalo was a first-year quantity surveying student. She was allegedly shot dead by her 23 year old boyfriend, an ex-student at the institution’s student residence in Lonsdale in the Durban CBD. While the details surrounding the incident are sketchy, the university’s spokesperson Bheki Hlophe confirmed the incident. He said the university was still trying to get more details from eyewitnesses. “The university has learnt with shock of the sudden passing of Zolile Khumalo, a first-year Quantity Surveying student.
MUT warden at one of its outsourced residences, where the incident happened, reported that Zolile was shot and killed by an ex-student of the university yesterday (Tuesday),” Hlophe said in the media statement.
The university’s spokesperson Bheki Hlophe said the accused was taken into custody by the police. It is claimed that the accused was signed into the residences by another registered student. Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, KwaZulu Natal police confirmed the incident and said the suspect was arrested.
“We can confirm the incident that took place yesterday (Tuesday), 1 May 2018, at about 11:00 at Lonsdale where a 21-year-old woman was fatally shot by a 23-year-old man.
The suspect was arrested at the scene and will appear in Durban Magistrates Court soon. The motive for the attack is unknown,” said Zwane.
The South African Student’s Congress Organisation’s (Sasco) Mangosuthu branch said on Facebook that it was dismayed by the killing and was “angered by the lack of security at residence”.