Student murdered in Bloemfontein

2012-07-29 18:28

Johannesburg - A Central University of Technology student has been stabbed to death in Bloemfontein, Free State police said on Sunday.

The 23-year-old student, whose name was being withheld until his next-of-kin were notified, was found in Park Road at 23:00 on Saturday, said Captain Chaka Marope. He had been stabbed in the neck and head.

Paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

He was thought to have been walking home from the shops when he was attacked, said Marope.

No arrests had been made.

  • keneoemosiuoa.kenny - 2012-07-29 18:44

    Shame the poor guy. May his soul rest in peace. Kuyagwetywa kodwa.

  • iceman196 - 2012-07-29 18:47

    another young life wasted because of criminal greed, RIP, let me guess not a peep from this excuse of a criminal loving government.

  • monde.sibisi - 2012-07-29 19:11

    The sad sad story of our lives, you live a lawful life, get an education, and end up stone cold in a mortuary. They then blame everyone for their poverty yet they feel they are too smart and streetwise to go to school. Bloody bastards may they not find peace in their lives, and may that poor student rest in peace

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-07-29 19:25

    R.I.P. Poor guy! I am sorry our president lied to you when he said that all South Africans are safe, which in turn gave you a false sense of security, that cost you your life! You have paid the ultimate price because of a lie….!

  • Henk - 2012-07-29 19:34

    The ANC must go, this place is as lawless as the wild west. Only diffeence then they hanged murderers. but then again mbeki said that they will never bring the death penalty back as his black brothers will suffer. You where so wrong, we can hang that white Sunday rapist from any tree Mbeki old chap!

  • king.rasta.583 - 2012-07-29 19:36

    why he was on the street that time?

      christopher.kgatshe - 2012-07-29 19:39

      Are we going to blame the murder victim now??????

      kimsaiyanprincess.murison - 2012-07-29 19:52

      - Ppl should be able to go anywhere at anytime!

      Raai.wie - 2012-07-29 20:49

      Not in the ANC's SA. Maybe under apartheid.

      Raymond - 2012-07-30 08:41

      What time would that be ruster? He was found at 23h00. Why shouldn't we be able to walk in the streets after dark anyway?

      keneoemosiuoa.kenny - 2012-07-30 17:06

      You may never know King Rasta. As a parent,that loves children,taking them all as your own,I do not think you can think negatively of somebody's child. My son used to call me after midnight,telling me that he is on his way from the library. I never doubted him,not even on a single day. The reason for that is .....we send our children to school for one reason \studying\. Let us be positive, maybe the child was not from any wrong place. I am saying this from deep down the bottom of my heart.

  • dsikhwari - 2012-07-29 19:41

    Students in bloemfontein are just not safe anymore,students get shot,stabbed and mugged almost every night and yet the police are still not doing anything about it....ufs and cut students are the most crime victims, this place is not safe anymore, police need to patrol 24/7, have been mugged three times luckily never got stabbed because I always give them what they want, which is a simple cellphone and m pretty sure the poor guy was fighting for what belongs to him...may his soul rest in peace

      andrew.cooks.5 - 2012-07-29 20:21

      I used to live in that area when I was a student about 12 years back and me and my girlfriend almost got stabbed way back then. But I think its way worse now with student houses turned into crack houses; drugs get sold on the street and sorry to say Nigerians all over. You shouldn’t walk alone in the streets girl, next time they’re going to ask for more than your cellphone.

      Oom Kosie - 2012-07-29 22:05

      I went to university in Bfn and lived in that area, their was NO crime then, guess things changed, what is the new common denominator?

      magoro.mags - 2012-07-30 10:33

      i passed this place from King Edward on satuday.I hav always been under da illusion dat Bloem is safe,not any more...Nigerians sell drugs in daylight.Small Street need a serious overhaul.It has a very good economic opprtunity.but get rid of those nigerians selling drugs in front of Willow Rock Club

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-07-29 20:04

    Students are not safe in this country. if you want a proper education, go abroad

  • cmahasa - 2012-07-29 20:51

    But how da hell duz 1 get stabbed in da same street as da police station, im dissapointd in da law enforcemnt system of dis country, nxa!!

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-07-29 21:55

      Police stations get robbed, never mind being on a street near one. Some police stations have had to call in private armed response when they've been attacked.

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-07-29 20:58

    Life in south Africa is to cheap and it can be taken away anytime by the thugs, this young man was at university trying to better his life didn't deserve to parish in a painful way he did, may his soul rest in peace, perpetrators must be found and face the full wrath of the law.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-07-29 21:14

    The worst part is that this guy could be one of many who're schooled through hardships and counted on by their to help ease financial burdens when they graduate. And yet these vermin just took his life like that. Something drastic, if not extreme, has to be done about criminals in this country. Concentration camp conditions would be a great start for convicted rapists, robbers and murderous.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-07-29 21:56

      and a 3 strikes law. Convicted of same or similar 2x the next time you're convicted it's mandatory life without the possibility for parole or presidential pardon

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  • bishop.solitaire - 2012-07-30 08:04

    Do you know how much money we can put towards education, housing, cleaning up the streets, pay increases for nurses, police etc if there was the death penalty?

  • phumlani.veliti - 2012-07-30 08:07

    why not take that 5.5% (given to gov. officials) en invest it on security measures... instead of personal gain.\r\n\r\nMay his soul rest in peace.

  • JHLR73 - 2012-07-30 09:54

    Another article about someone being murdered, another 100- 1000 commentators bad mouthing the current regime in charge, another day, another forgotten crime, another incident where nothing gets done. Hello South Africa, wake up!!!

  • comurray - 2012-07-30 09:57

    Yet another senseless killing of a student. RIP.

  • b.f.malee - 2012-07-31 10:34

    Guys, please listen to me carefully. I am a student at University of the Free State, staying next to where the crime scene happened, just a block away. In Bloem we have Bloemfontein the city, where you'll find most students enjoying their city lives as part of their funful experiences. We then have Bloemfontein invaders. "Bafana ba kasi," who are constantly coming to the city to get some free Phones and free cash, of which it's the assumption of most that because we're at tertiary, we have a lot of money. Now, should they approach you and you resist, they will do to you what the abovementioned victim has experienced. Not all cases end up like this, however. I am a victim of five(5) guys, different groups, from the townships trying the very same stunt, fortunately.. I was street smart. This stunt was tried on me twice. Bloemfontein students, both at Central University of the Free State (CUT) and University of the Free State (UOFS) are not safe from these activities. We need all the support we can get. Not the criticism.

  • Mbuyiselo Mokoena - 2015-08-12 09:22

    Where is Ace busy trying to get more Gupta money to his pockets

  • Mbuyiselo Mokoena - 2015-08-12 09:25

    Before 1994 we used to walk from Rocklands to Town without any fear today because our politicians are there to fill up their pockets

  • Mbuyiselo Mokoena - 2015-08-12 09:26


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