UniZulu stabbing: Cele speaks out against mob attacks

UniZulu stabbing: Cele speaks out against mob attacks

Police Minister Bheki Cele has condemned a mob attack on the student accused of stabbing his roommate to death at UniZulu at the weekend. 

Police Minister Bheki Cele

Cele says he is aware of a video circulating on social media. The footage apparently shows a man being beaten and stoned while he's lying on the ground.  

He's been accused of attacking 19-year-old, Nhlaka Ngubo in a room at their residence. He allegedly tried to flee the scene but was caught and beaten. 

Cele told students yesterday that police will try and identify everyone in the video so they can be questioned.

"I went to the room. It is terrible to be there. Death does not allow all of us to be vigilantes. I don't know if you have you seen how bad that video is. I have instructed the police to identify everyone in that video and I want them in my hand," Cele said.

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Cele has acknowledged there are serious problems around the safety of students at tertiary institutions.

The minister says he and Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor have agreed security at schools, on campuses and at residences must be urgently addressed.

"Receiving this, I spoke with the Minister of Higher Education. We raised this issue and we agreed that we have a problem. This problem is part of a much bigger problem. It cannot then be allowed to continue," Cele said. 

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The suspect is in hospital under police guard.

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