Jackie Phamotse To Pay For Mthokozisi's Funeral

Mthokozisi Ntumba was shot by the police during Wits protest

By  | Mar 13, 2021, 01:08 PM  | Jackie Phamotse  | Top of The

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In a very heartwarming act of humanity, published author Jackie Phamotse has pledged to help the family of slain Mthokozisi Mtumba with preparing for his funeral.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa described the senseless killing of Mthokozisi Mtumba as deeply disturbing and will be thoroughly investigated. He spoke at the National House of Traditional Leaders on Thursday, "As a country, we are today mourning the tragic death of Mr Mthokozisi Ntumba during the course of the protests. We extend our sympathies to his family and his friends.

“The circumstances that led to Mr Ntumba’s death must be thoroughly investigated and the law must take its course,” he said.

The 35-year-old husband and father of three was just coming from the clinic when he got shot by a member of the SAPS on Wednesday, during a Wits fees must fall protest.

A disturbing video of Mthokozisi getting shot at went viral and its clearly shows him trying to show the police his doctors note. It is alleged that the police were trying to disperse a crowd of students during the protest but Mthokozisi got shot. His devastating death is described as a "wrong place, wrong time" incident and many are angered.

Jackie Phamotse does not want to be part of the 'millions' of South Africans who will not do anything about his death, so she wants to take a stand and help his widowed wife and family with his funeral. She will be doing this in her own capacity without the help of anybody.

“As a South African black student, I pledge my support to stand with #witsprotest! In my own personal capacity, I will donate to bury the pedestrian that was brutally killed by our police. I can’t watch as our people drop like flies!

“I’m speaking to students on the ground, we are waiting to hear from the family once they have been informed , I’ll do my part. Images of him have been wildly circulated. This has deeply saddened me, police brutality is out of control! We need accountability here!

“I don’t belong to any political party, nor will the amount of my contribution be made public. I am just an ordinary citizen, fighting the same fight. I cannot be part of the millions who do nothing! I will walk on the same streets and protest with them! Education is important!” she said.

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