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Condolences from Wits University

- Wits University

It was with great sadness that the University learnt about the passing of Mr Celumusa Ntuli.

Mr Ntuli was a cleaner on the Wits Braamfontein campus and passed away last week. 

Mr Ntuli (39), from Soweto, was cleaning the Jubilee Hall of Residence last Tuesday, when protestors entered and released fire extinguishers. He fell ill shortly thereafter and was attended to by a nurse from the Wits Campus Health and Wellness Centre. She advised that Mr Ntuli should be rushed to hospital without delay. Mr Ntuli was taken to Milpark Hospital where he was treated for three days and discharged. He went home but then developed complications. His family tried to get him back to the hospital but he passed away while being transported. 

The cause of death is still to be determined. The University’s Campus Control, together with Mr Ntuli’s employer, are conducting investigations into the incident. 

The University commiserates with Mr Ntuli’s family, friends, colleagues and loved ones during this difficult period. May he rest in peace.