The man who shot and killed a University of Johannesburg (UJ) student is still on the run.
It was initially thought the man was a security guard.
But the security company that manages the off-campus residence denied the suspect was on its payroll.
The shooting happened during a year-end party.
His flat mate Eddy Majola was also attending the year end function.
Majola says, “We were together trying to go through to the fourteenth floor, and then the security guards just stood there, they didn't want to let us in because there were a lot of us - we overpowered them.”
“The security guards moved over to the side which is the emergency stairs. He pulled out a gun and immediately he shot instantly, he didn't waste time,” adds Majola.
Students feel this could have been prevented.
The rules of the building say no weapons are allowed.
AFCO Managing Director Kevin van der Heever says, “The assailant accompanied the private security into the building. He is not someone who is known to AFCO. We are unsure why he was armed, and why he was on the premises because we had placed two uniformed unarmed security guards on site.”
Both UJ and the SRC have sent their condolences to family of the victim.
University of Johannesburg student representative council president Rethabile Ntshinga says, "We are here to make an assessment and also establish the state of the residence and if there would be an urgent need to review the accreditation of this particular residence.”
The suspect has since fled.
The motive for the crime is not yet known and an investigation is still underway.Follow us on social media