SRC leaders barred from attending classes as lectures resume at DUT

2014-03-04 00:00

LECTURES resumed at the Durban University of Technology yesterday, but suspended student representative council (SRC) members are still barred from attending classes.

This is after all SRC members were slapped with suspension letters from Vice-Chancellor Ahmed Bawa and were escorted off the campus by security guards.

The SRC was found to have violated an interdict obtained by DUT that protects the university against protest action.

The interdict was obtained amid protests that led the university to call off its academic programmes.

SRC president Ayanda Ngidi said yesterday that he and the other SRC members were outside the campus because they would not be allowed inside.

Ngidi said their only sin was to support 800 students who have not been registered this year due to a lack of financial aid.

“There are students who passed with distinctions, but they’re not covered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme,” he said.

The Witness was unable to reach DUT for comment on the matter yesterday.

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