Students disrupt UJ unveiling

2011-02-04 10:34

Student representative council members at the University of Johannesburg today disrupted the unveiling of the institution’s revamped campus, attended by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

The students, some in ANC regalia, sang struggle songs as their leaders opened proceedings and welcomed guests.

These included businesswoman and UJ chancellor Wendy Luhabe and former education minister Naledi Pandor, who is now science and technology minister.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was also in attendance.

Leaders tried in vain to halt the lack of discipline by the students.

The disruption continued until the few students were threatened with being removed from the venue.

It was later established that the students had an issue with a representative chosen to speak on their behalf during the ceremony.

Motlanthe was expected to officially unveil the R400 million revamped campus shortly.

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