The University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) suspended all academic activities today (October 14) to mark the tragic death of Simukelo Zondi and a march against all forms of violence took place on campus between 1-2 pm.
Zondi went missing on Wednesday, leading to his girlfriend reporting his disappearance to police. A suspect was taken into custody on Saturday morning after security officers on Westville campus found him close to burning bushes where the victim’s body was found. A video circulating on social media allegedly shows the suspect talking to campus security and confessing to killing a zombie, prompting a warning against sharing videos of suspects before they are questioned by police.
Provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Jay Naicker, said the purported video confession could jeopardise the case against the suspect and anyone found distributing it could be charged for defeating the ends of justice.
#UKZNKilling: Staff and students at #UKZN Westville have gathered for a march against violence following the murder of student #SimukeloZondi at the institution. #RIPSimukelo @etvNewsSA pic.twitter.com/rC7FeYpTyv
— Nabeelah Shaikh (@Nabeelah_Shaikh) October 14, 2019