Students stage peaceful demonstration after death of NUST student on Independence Day

Students stage peaceful demonstration after death of NUST student on Independence Day
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Students from different tertiary institutions staged a peaceful demonstration in solidarity of a fellow student killed on Independence Day in Windhoek.
A NUST student, Nayman Ibe Amakali, died after a motorist randomly fired several shots at the taxi in which he was a passenger.
At the spot where the deceased was shot, the students expressed their anger and demanded that justice prevalis for Amakali.
President of the NUST Student Representative Council (SRC), Marvellous Shilongo urged the public to assit the police with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect.
"This initiative of the SRC council was to plead with the public, government and everybody else out there that is involved in this, our stakeholders as well as the whole country to please come forward if you have any sort of information that may help us catch this person for what he have done. What he did is wrong. It is insincere and we want them to come forward.
The traumatised family members of Amakali also attended the demonstration but refused to speak to the media.
Veronica Fredricko, NUST SRC for external affairs, said the demonstration was aimed at sensitising the Namibian society on the safety of students in taxis.
"We want to make sure in the future we are not afraid to enter cabs or to walk anywhere. We want to make sure in the future we are not afraid to enter cabs or to walk anywhere. We want the person that did this to come out. We want to show the world out there that we want to be protected and we want to be safe. We feel like if we keep quiet about it, it will continue but if we stand up and show that we are aware of and this is the first step.
The suspect, who according to a police report was driving a black Volkswagen Polo, allegedly approached the taxi in which the deceased was travelling and complained that he did not like the way the driver was driving.
This reportedly resulted in an argument between the two drivers and the suspect then took a gun from his vehicle and started shooting at the taxi.
Two other male passengers in the taxi were injured.
Amakali was a final year Bachelor Degree student.