Two police officers — Captain Joseph Rapoo, 51, and Constable John Slender, 38, — accused of murdering Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) student Katlego Monareng have not been sentenced yet as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) needs time to decide whether to transfer the case to the High Court.
According to official data, suspects’ process will continue at the end of March 2019. TUT students who have gathered around the court on Friday met that information with anger and fury. According to the source, they crossed the main exit of the building, forcing the way to the premises and damaging the gates as well as other court property.
“A public official killed a student. What was the intention when you went with an R5 rifle to students? Your intention was to kill,” Student leader Sizwe Nyembe said, describing the situation as a disrespectful delay justice.
Katlego Monareng was fatally injured during the violent protests in August 2018. All meetings were due to a conflict sparkled around TUT student representative council elections.