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Motion on death of the UJ's Tanzanian student allegedly by a taxi driver

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes with sadness the death of a Tanzanian PhD student from the University of Johannesburg, allegedly at the hands of a taxi driver on Friday 23 February 2018;
2) understands that colleagues and friends of Baraka Leonard Nafari, a PhD student and research assistant, went to Brixton Police Station to file a missing person's report after he failed to arrive at work;
3) further understands that the university footage linked the taxi driver to the incident where the taxi driver was seen striking Baraka against the fence of the Sophiatown residence killing him;
4) realises that the taxi driver had made a statement to police, and had claimed that Baraka and his friend had weapons and tried to hijack him;
5) recorgnises that the friend who was with Baraka when the taxi driver chased them is consulting the psychologist and psychiatrist as he is still in great shock;
6) calls upon the South African Police Services and the university to leave no stone unturned in their investigation of this matter; and
7) conveys its condolences to the family and friends of Baraka Nafari.

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