- Wits University was thrown into chaos yesterday when police officers opened fire on protesting students
- During the crossfire with students, a civilian, 35-year-old Mthokozisi Ntumba, died when he was shot by cops
- Boity Thulo has since posted that black lives don't matter in South Africa, with many of her followers agreeing
It was a tragic day on Wednesday when a civilian was killed, allegedly by police, during student protests. Boity Thulo has since used her voice to highlight the plight of black people in South Africa.
Taking to Twitter, Boity wrote:
"Black bodies mean absolutely nothing in this country."
Fans stood in solidarity with the celeb's comments.
@mkhulu_mzi replied to her tweet:
"If it means fighting back then we will...if blood will be shed in the process then we will be dying for our own democracy...they fought off the oppressors and now we are the oppressed, educated and broke...if needs be, we will do what the comrades did to the apartheid regime."
"On a black continent nogal!"
"Nothing at all. History is repeating itself. Sadly this time a black child is killed by the same government their parents fought hard to liberate."
@WandileNyilenda believes policing should be a degree:
"Policing MUST be a 3-year university degree (MINIMUM), offered at all universities but mainly: @WitsUniversity, @go2uj, @UCT_news, @UKZN, and @UPTuks.
"Their lack of sympathy, knowledge, student experiences, and education clouds their judgment and thought processes."
Dr Tumi was saddened that no-one would be held accountable for the promises made:
DJ Black Coffee instead asked how South Africans could help:
35-year-old man dies in crossfire
On Wednesday, Briefly.co.za reported that 35-year-old Mthokozisi Ntumba died when he was shot in a crossfire when police fired rubber bullets at protesting students.
The disgruntled students are protesting against financial exclusion by NSFAS.
Wits University condemns violence during protest
Wits University released a statement condemning any violence and called on people to keep calm.
At the time, Wits made health and counselling services available to students and members of the community who may need assistance.
Sanef condemns shooting of women student journalists
Meanwhile. the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) released a statement condemning the shooting of female student journalists from Wits University by members of the police while they were recording the students' protests.
Sanef revealed two people were told to leave the scene only to be shot at by the same police officer. The students were reporting for two different university publications.
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