WITS University Not Budging
Classes at Wits university will continue despite the protests action by students. Management says it has sufficient security on campus to ensure that there are no disruptions.
Students were singing and trying to negotiate their way onto the premises, saying they wanted to collect their books. Police had to fire rubber stun grenades to disperse a group of students that had gathered outside Solomon Mahlangu house. The university’s Shirona Patel says they will not suspend classes.
Two students were arrested after police used stun grenades to disperse a crowd gathered at the Great Hall.
Just a few minutes before her arrest Wits Fees Must Fall leader Busisiwe Seabe told Kaya FM news that they will continue to fight for free tertiary education. Seabe was arrested by police with authorities not giving a clear reason for her arrest. She says she was merely asking for information about another student that had been arrested by police earlier. According to police there is a court interdict in place which bars students from gathering in groups to mobilize.
Seabe says the institution cannot choose to use the interdict against the students when it suits them.