- Zolile Khumalo was allegedly shot dead by her boyfriend
- The suspect, an ex-student at MUT, posted a regret message on Facebook
- South Africans on social media have reacted with outrage
South Africans on social media have reacted with outrage at the murder of a first year student at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), allegedly by her boyfriend.
Briefly.co.za understands that MUT's spokesperson, Bheki Hlophe, confirmed the incident, which took place on Tuesday night. In a statement, Hlophe said:
The university has learnt with shock of the sudden passing of Zolile Khumalo, a first-year Quantity Surveying student. [The] MUT warden at one of its outsourced residences, where the incident happened, reported that Zolile was shot and killed by an ex-student of the University yesterday [Tuesday].
The South African Student Congress (SASCO) and South African Democratic Students Movement (SADESMO) sent condolences to Zolile's family and friends.
Some social media users shared screenshots of a regret message allegedly posted by the boyfriend, Simkahle Mnisi, on Facebook. He allegedly wrote:
All is history now. If I had the power I was going to make her rise - from the dead - so that we can talk about the mistakes... but now she is gone before I could even tell her that I forgive her.
Others said Zolile was trying to break up with Simkahle but he allegedly refused. These claims have not been independently verified.
See some reactions from social media users below.
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