Directorate to probe teenager’s death at exams protest

2010-09-14 10:54

The Independent Complaints Directorate is investigating a case of murder after a teenager girl was shot dead by police during a protest over matric preliminary exams in the Free State.

Independent Complaints Directorate spokesperson Moses Dlamini said police claimed that they were pelted with stones when they arrived at the Wesi and Mosala secondary schools in Nyallong, Allanridge, just before 11am yesterday.

“One officer fired a warning shot that hit the ground then went up and struck the girl,” he said.

Nobtsikelelo Anna Nokela (17) was rushed to hospital in a police van, but was declared dead on arrival, he said.

No one has been charged.


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