NMMU student passes on after family decided to switch off ventilators

AUGUST 11, 2015

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) student, Asadullah Ajimudin, who was bludgeoned into a coma with a cricket bat in his flatlet in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, has been pronounced dead after his family made the difficult decision to switch off the ventilator that was supporting him on Tuesday morning.

The nineteen-year-old‚ who is a second-year computer science and applied mathematics student at the university, was attacked during a robbery on Saturday.

After administering medical treatment on Monday morning, doctors at St George’s Hospital found in the evening that the treatment had been unsuccessful in reducing the extensive swelling on the brain resulting from the brutal beating.

While Asadullah’s family kept vigil at his bedside last night, Port Elizabeth police have reportedly assembled a task team of detectives to track down the robbers. The docket has since been changed from one of attempted murder to one of murder. 

Asadullah, who is originally from Kimberly, was only turning 20 on August 26.