Police investigating Wits student’s murder

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Police in the Eastern Cape are investigating the murder of a 20-year-old woman, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend.

The hashtag #JusticeforKwasa is trending after details emerged of how Kwasa Zozo Lugalo, a student at Wits University, attempted to leave the abusive relationship shortly before her death.

The police’s Tembinkosi Kinana says a 23-year-old suspect is being investigated for her death.

Kinana says, “The suspect is alleged to have attempted suicide immediately after committing this particular crime is currently admitted in hospital. Once he is discharged the police will charge him with murder.”


In a statement, Wits University says government must implement legislation to hold murderers, rapist and abusers accountable.

The university also saluted Zozo for being brave enough to leave the relationship.

People on Twitter reacted with shock and anger to the murder, among them is Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi and Rapper Cassper Nyovest: