Man who killed UJ student not a security guard - housing company

2016-11-07 10:55
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Johannesburg – A man who allegedly shot and killed a University of Johannesburg student at an off-campus residence was not a security guard, housing company Afhco said on Monday.

"The individual, unknown to Afhco, appears to have entered the property at the same time as security guards employed by SNG Security," Africa Housing Company said in a statement.

The security company was contracted to have two uniformed, unarmed security guards at an end-of-year party at the residence in Rissik Street, central Johannesburg. Afhco owns the building.

The first-year student was shot in the early hours of Saturday.  

Afhco said it did not allow security guards to carry weapons on its properties and it was unclear why that individual was armed.

It said they were working closely with police. Counselling had been arranged for the family and other residents of the building.

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