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A group of protesting University of Johannesburg (UJ) students was locked in a dispute with police on Thursday afternoon regarding the route of a protest march about the shooting of a fellow student at the weekend. The protest came on the same day that a fellow student claiming to have witnessed Kevin Baloyi’s death described how he died. The witness said police wanted video footage he had shot on the night of the murder. Baloyi was a first year bachelor of computer science student who was shot and killed‚ allegedly by a private security officer‚ at The Yards residence in central Johannesburg The protesters had intended to hand over a memorandum of demands to UJ vice-chancellor Ihron Rensburg. The student’s main demand was for the university to commit itself to providing material support for Baloyi’s family. It was alleged that Baloyi had an argument with the man‚ who then shot and killed him in the early hours of Saturday during a party‚ according to the police. A Colonel Mayathula...

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