THE father of the 20-year old University of Zululand student, who was allegedly killed by his room-mate at the school residence on Sunday, September 16 said his family would only get closure once the truth is revealed regarding the cause of an argument between the two.
Nhlaka Sazi Ngubo of Mabheleni in Mthwalume was registered for his first year in Communication Science at Unizulu after completing his matric at Luthuli High School.
Ngubo was stabbed to death after what appears to have been a “silly” argument.
It is alleged that the perpetrator had an issue with a fellow student not asking to take cold water from the fridge.
Ngubo’s father, Mxolisi Ngwazi, has also accused the university of not having proper security measures.
According to police reports, the suspect (who was the deceased’s room-mate) was assaulted by a mob of students after the incident, and he has sustained some serious injuries.
Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said: “He has been arrested while in hospital under the watch of police guard.”
The University of Zululand has also issued a statement saying that it has launched an independent investigation into the fatal stabbing incident.
“The university extends its deepest sympathies to the student’s family and friends‚ as well as the university community‚ for the tragic loss of a young life‚” said university spokesperson Gcina Nhleko-Mdluli.
The incident‚ which took place on Sunday following an unknown argument between first-year students‚ was condemned by the university. “The university abhors violence as a way of resolving conflict of any sort.
“It is especially opposed to the use of force and violence on campuses as a way of resolving problems.
“University leadership has taken swift and decisive action by initiating an independent investigation‚ which will unravel facts surrounding the incident‚ as the details are not clear at the moment,” said Nhleko-Mdluli.