A memorial service was held in Rondebosch, Cape Town for the late Dumisani Joxo on Friday, January 14 who was allegedly shot by a Cape Town Law Enforcement officer on Sunday, January 9.
According to GroundUp, friends, neighbours and members of the community all gathered at the memorial service to remember his life. The service was held with the assistance of housing advocacy group, Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) and the ceremony took place in Chester Road where Joxo was shot dead.
The law enforcement officer from Cape Town who was accused of shooting a homeless man in the face has been released on bail for R1000.
22-year-old Luvolwethu Kati made a brief appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning. He was arrested on Sunday for the murder of Dumisani Joxo in Rondebosch following an altercation with the 38-year-old.
“The accused was released on bail of R1 000 and his case was postponed to 12 April 2022 for further investigation,” said Western Cape National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila.
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At the time of his death, Joxo was living in a settlement near Liesbeek River Trail in Rondebosch with his partner Christin Coleridge.
Joxo’s brother, Mzwamele Joxo described his sibling as a good person. His brother was a father figure to him and his best friend, reports News24.
Meanwhile, South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) provincial commissioner, Chris Nissen said that are hard at work with authorities with an aim to find a solution for homeless people.
“Homeless people have rights in our country. We have fought very long for this democracy and we have been in contact with the City of Cape Town. We want to find a national solution to a national problem, but we cannot have a situation where the homeless are being criminalised the way they are being criminalised in the city [Cape Town],” he said as per News24.
The death of Joxo has raised many questions nationally regarding how effective the City’s safety programme and firearm training is.
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