Thabani Mzolo, the man accused of Zolile Khumalo’s murder has abandoned his bail application.
The 23year old is accused of murdering the 21-year-old first year Mangosuthu University of Technology student in April this year.
Khumalo was allegedly shot dead by Mzolo at her off-campus, Lonsdale residence in Durban.
Mzolo appeared briefly at the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning, and through his attorney said he was abandoning his bail application.
The accused has been remanded at the Westville Correctional Centre until his next court appearance on August 29, 2018.
At his last court appearance, it was alleged by the state prosecutor that Mzolo shot Khumalo twice, and then kicked her limp body as it lay on the floor.
He angered the public at both his court appearances after pulling a “trigger sign” and showing the middle finger to media as he descended into court cells.
Khumalo’s father was among family members who attended court proceedings.
Comfort Khumalo, said outside court, it was important for the Khumalo’s to see Mzolo in court.
He said while he was happy Mzolo had abandoned bail, this would never bring Zolile back.
“When I see him I think this is the person who took my child away,” he said.
Students in Durban have since called for the harshest punishment.


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