Harrowing Picture of How a UJ Student Was Brutally Shot in The Head

On the  4th of November 2016 at 81 Rissik street at The Yards student accommodation, there was a pageant party for Ms. and Mr. The Yards 2016 which ended as a tragedy when a UJ student was suddenly shot in the head and died instantly on Saturday around 2.a.m.

The Open Journal understands that the ownership of The Yards had been changed, on Friday they launched a party to celebrate and welcome the new owners of the student accommodation, called AFHCO. The volume of the music increased, the crowds screamed loudly and the joy of welcoming the new owners was hard to resist- that joy lasted for about five hours and ended with an unforgettable grief.

Everyone in the pageant seemed to be high-spirited. When the contestants began to showcase their different outfits- which was showcased three times by both males and females. Despite the presence of the judges, the audiences themselves were also judging by screaming louder as a sign of appreciation and acknowledgement towards the excellence of the contestants.

The Masters of the Ceremony (MCs) of the pageant began to announce the top five- and the keenness of reaching the final stage began to mount. On the second selection- three people each from the girls and the boys had to be selected from the contesters, including Ms and Mr The Yards 2016.

Ms and Mr The Yards 2016, picture was taken Friday evening at The Yards student accommodation. Photo Credit: Magnificent Mndebele

However, when everything had settled at the party around 1:30 a.m. Then, students decided to go to the 14th floor of the building where there is a TV and playroom to further celebrate, but there, they met opposition from a private security guard who had not been wearing a uniform.

The private security guard or the “bouncer” as the students call him, has allegedly slapped students when they wanted to gain access into the playroom. But that confrontation between the students and the “bouncer” led to a tragedy. When the private security guard faced resistance from the unarmed students, the “bouncer” unexpectedly shot one student without warning, whose name in the meantime is withheld.

In that horrendous scene, the body of the young male fell on the staircase. Blood began to flow to the thirteenth floor like heavy rain drops, and leaving a gory scene adjacent to where the boy’s head had laid. This led to the joy of the students to turn into grief as the shooter ran away in clothes covered with blood.

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Magnificent Mndebele is the Managing Editor for The Open Journal and specialises in investigative journalism. He is a freelance journalist and works in various media publications, reporting news in politics and social issues. Magnificent is also a photographer and feels that the camera lens brings him feelings of peace and serenity. He is reluctant to reveal much about himself for peril factors, but it should be noted that he has a heart full of love.

29 Comments Posted

  1. May his soul rest in peace.. What a sad thing to happen to a young man who was about to pursue his dreams but had his life cut short.. Condolences to the family members well!!

    • But you just said in your open journal that they were in a private accommodation so where axactly does UJ fit in in all this? Please give us a proper thing don’t feed is what is not right

  2. This is sad. May his soul rest in peace, hopefully the polices will get the person who did this.

  3. Take this fucken thing off!!! He didn’t deserve this… the story of okay, but the pictures are being disrespectful! Lord knows he didn’t deserve this!

  4. I knew the deceased personally, we stayed at the same res last year. He was nothing but a great humble soul. He was forever smiling. Gosh this is such a sad moment for me ’cause we were once so close, my heart is so heavy … Death be not proud. Gone too soon!

  5. I cannot begin to imagine what the family n frends of the deceased are going through right nw, da pain m sorrows, may the good Lord comfort them,RIP young man

  6. Yoh it’s really shocking hey may his soul rest in peace condolences from unisa student mduduzi hlungwani. Such a sad feeling aii lord

  7. Kelvin was nothing but a great soul…knew God and it’s only God who knows why this happened.
    Rest in Peace…my brother in Christ

  8. The perpetrator must be found and put to justice, this is horrible. May the family find strength in the Lord, im broken cause I’m a student too. My parents are looking up to me to put them out of poverty BT for sm1 to just take a young life like that.

    Find the monster!

  9. May his young soul RIP, and I hope the perpetrator gets life imprisonment 😭😭 #Rest Easy, no parent deserves to bury her child specially over murder

  10. As horrific as this look, I must say it is very well reported and still respectful to the deceased and family. Very courageous of you Magnificent, withholding his name was a good idea also. Hopefully justice is served and may his soul rest peacefully.

  11. Please take this photograph down. The way it’s being used is not sensitive or appropriate. Write an article, but don’t exploit the image.

  12. and very sad to even think that these students were unarmed, and the party was thrown legally with the owners of the residence, nor this isn’t right

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