FRIENDS OF the Wits student who committed suicide on Saturday, October 14, have been left shattered that she carried out what she had been threatening to do for weeks.
Kago Moeng, a second-year BA student and EFF Student Command (EFFSC) Wits branch member, jumped off a sixth-floor balcony of the BlackBurn building owned by private accommodation provider, South Point.
“She [Kago] hinted once or twice that she wanted to take away her life because of personal issues, but I never thought she’d eventually do it,” said a friend who asked Wits Vuvuzela not to disclose her name.
The friend also added that, they were together the day before the suicide. “She was her ordinary self,” she said.
EFFSC secretary, Orediretsi Masebe, who was at the scene when the Pretoria native, Moeng jumped, told Wits Vuvuzela that, the organisation was not talking to the media and would only issue an official statement after they had consulted her fam
However, EFFSC chairperson Koketso Poho said he was unimpressed with the way Moeng’s suicide had being spoken about on social media, saying that depression was a “sensitive issue”.
Speaking at an EFF SRC election rally on campus on Monday, Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, the EFF national spokesperson, said he was surprised that flags at Wits were not flying at half-mast “in honour of Fighter Kago”.
Doctor Mbuyiseni commands that the university notes Kago's tragic passing by raising the flags #MbuyiseniAtWits
— Wits EFF (@WitsEFF) October 16, 2017
Wits Vuvuzela tried for two days to get a comment from the university, however, Buhle Zuma, the senior communications officer, had not responded by the time of publication.
A university statement released on Sunday, October 15, said, “The loss of a young life is particularly tragic and we pray for solace for those who knew her, during this difficult period.”
An inquest has been opened at the Hillbrow Police station, according to spokesperson, Mduduzi Zondo.