Unisa student's body released from mortuary


By Gugu Mbonambi

The body of Mthokozisi Nkwanyana, a University of South Africa student who died during a student protest in Durban, was finally released to his family by the state mortuary on Thursday.

He will be buried in his home town at Ozwathini, near Pietermaritzburg, on Saturday.

However, Nkwanyana's family do not yet have closure, as the death certificate states that the cause of death is still under investigation.

Mcebo Ndlovu, Nkwanyana's brother, said the "family was relieved that Mthoko can finally come home".

However, what was unsettling was that the family was still waiting for the second post mortem results.

"A pathologist was appointed by the Independent Complaints Directorate to perform a second post mortem because we were unsatisfied with the first one," said Ndlovu.

The directorate became involved in the investigation of Nwanyana's death after students claimed that the police had used pepper spray and teargas on the deceased.

Police have denied the allegations.




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