The story of Nkosinathi Nkomo is still unsolved. If you aren’t up to date with the news, we’ll catch you up. Nkoshinathi Nkomo was a Soweto-born University of Cape Town student and inventor. He passed away at only 25-years-old after he gained attention from national media for his invention of a water purification system aimed at helping the drought crisis.
Nkomo began to gain attention for his product/company, Aqua Renu in October and by December was found dead after allegedly falling from a multistory building in Cape Town. This situation did not sit well with most, and conspiracy theories have begun to circulate.
Nkomo could not afford to finish his civil engineering degree at UCT so he decided to launch AquaRenu and it was starting to generate revenue and pay for all of his college fees.
Suicide was what everyone was saying caused his death but his father ruled out that cause. Nkomo’s father said that Nkomo had no enemies, owed no debts and said that “the truth will come out one day.”
#NkosinathiNkomo is now trending on local Twitter after this mysterious tweet was published.
Congratulations Retief Krige, the industrial designer who created Waterloo, the quick and easy way of using your shower water to flush your loo. Affordable too! https://t.co/HOyBqAyDpp pic.twitter.com/PIuHFeeGMQ
— Helen Zille (@helenzille) February 7, 2018
Many South Africans are confused and angry after this tweet from Helen Zille. Kris seems to be using Nkomo’s idea and getting credit for it.
I wonder what #NkosinathiNkomo would say about this…pity he had to slip on a bar of soap, while climbing out of bed on the top of a Cape Town building – right after presenting a pioneering water purification idea to help alleviate Cape Town’s water crisis https://t.co/yldjQvhdui
— Babes woTwayi Lwenkanuko (@Mamgcina83ZA) February 8, 2018
— LesDee (@Dibakcslk) February 8, 2018
#NkosinathiNkomo Came Up With This Idea,The Next Thing He Mysteriously Fell Out Of A building In Cape Town On The Weekend Then This Is Launched Of A Sudden @MbalulaFikile Please Solve This…A Lot Of Our Black Youths Are Ideas Are Stolen https://t.co/Uuc9M3X0F5
— Lē Koenā (@NubianLastKing) February 8, 2018
#NkosinathiNkomo invents a water purification system then mysteriously falls off a building. 💔
Jiki jiki three months later a white man presents the same invention as his 😕😕😕
Idk about you but something ain’t right here!!
— #BarackNotObama (@KennyEverything) February 8, 2018
Some have called on Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to provide an update and look deeper into Nkomo’s death.