EC police tried to come up with the information of NMM University student murder

Nontando Mafanya
17 August 2016

Eastern Cape police today appealed for information to help solve the murder of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University student Thambani Ngwekazi and the rape of his friend.

Ngwekazi, 28, and his 21-year-old friend were hijacked while they were waiting in a gold VW Golf in North End, Port Elizabeth, to pick up two other students for a night out on SaturdaySix men approached them and forced the two into the boot of their car at gunpoint.

They were taken to a beach in Port Elizabeth. The 21-year-old woman was raped and Ngwekazi was shot.

His body was found floating in the sea near Brighton Beach. The stolen VW Golf was recovered, but no arrests had been made yet.

The university said everybody was shocked by the first year emergency medical student's death.

Counselling was on offer for those who needed it. He was originally from KwaZulu-Natal.

Spokesperson Zandile Mbabele said the rape survivor was receiving counselling, as were the witnesses who saw them being bundled into the boot of the car.


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