Wits shooting: IPID confirms man shot during protest was Mthokozisi Ntumba, father of four

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article

The man shot and killed during student protests in Johannesburg on Wednesday has been identified as Mthokozisi Ntumba.

Ntumba, who had been visiting a clinic in Braamfontein at the time of the protests, died after he was shot, allegedly by police.

EXPLAINER | What we know about the shooting of a man during protest by Wits students

The incident is under investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID). Four IPID investigators were deployed to the scene on Wednesday, spokesperson Ndileka Cola told News24.

An eyewitness who was waiting at a nearby bus stop told News24 some students who were protesting in Braamfontein were taken to a clinic in De Beer Street.

While they were there, police in a nyala arrived.

Video footage of the incident seemingly shows people running away as armed police aim in their direction.

READ | IPID officers 'work around the clock' to probe Braamfontein protest shooting

Ntumba, who was walking out of the clinic, was hit.

Cola said Ntumba was a husband and father of four.

"It is alleged that the young man, who is a civilian, who was not part of the protest, had just left the doctor's rooms when he was allegedly shot by the police officers," said Cola.

Mthokozisi Ntumba 35, had been visiting a clinic i
Mthokozisi Ntumba, 35, had been visiting a clinic in Braamfontein at the time of the student protests. He died after he was shot, allegedly by police.

Numerous eyewitness statements have so far been collected and investigators have confiscated firearms. These will be taken for ballistic analysis.

The investigation is still under way.

Do you want to know more about this topic? Sign up for one of News24's 33 newsletters to receive the information you want in your inbox. Special newsletters are available to subscribers.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Is social media doing more harm than good?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, our children are exposed and we can't protect them
49% - 4430 votes
Yes, but social media is part of the new reality
46% - 4100 votes
No, it's great for growing a child's world view
5% - 457 votes
Vote
USD/ZAR
14.06
+0.1%
GBP/ZAR
19.72
+0.3%
EUR/ZAR
17.13
+0.2%
AUD/ZAR
11.05
+0.2%
JPY/ZAR
0.13
+0.1%
Gold
1,831.32
0.0%
Silver
27.45
0.0%
Palladium
2,929.64
0.0%
Platinum
1,256.50
0.0%
Brent Crude
68.28
+0.3%
Top 40
62,573
+1.4%
All Share
68,520
+1.4%
Resource 10
71,474
+2.1%
Industrial 25
86,856
+0.9%
Financial 15
12,711
+1.1%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo