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5 held for Water Sisulu University protest

2012-02-27 13:58

Johannesburg - Five students at the Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha were arrested on Monday after violence erupted on campus, Eastern Cape police said.

"They blockaded roads with rubbish bins, iron rods and other things," said Lt-Col Mzukisi Fatyela.

"They are extremely violent. They damaged property, burnt tyres and papers, and threw stones at police and other people."

Fatyela said police vehicles were damaged, but no injuries were reported.

Police fired rubber bullets at the crowd to try and disperse it.

About 1000 students had been protesting since 06:00 on the Nelson Mandela Drive campus, he said.

"Other students are watching the scenes from the roofs of the residence and administration buildings."

Fatyela said students were demanding passes even though they had failed their tests.

Comments
  • TheRealWarrenB - 2012-02-27 14:07

    "Water Sisulu"? WTF How did that get past the News24 editors?

      Kala - 2012-02-27 14:10

      @TheRealWarrenB - Some were protesting and some have become editors for News24

      yolie.Landa - 2012-02-27 14:35

      Foolish idiots who dont know u study to obtain "PASSS" Indeed, this reporter does sound like someone who failed at WALTER SISULU not WATER as reported, and managed to get themselves a job at news24

      Poloyatonki - 2012-02-27 14:40

      We cant even blame BEE for spelling mistake because News24 does not comply with BEE.

      arthurbrigg - 2012-02-27 14:44

      WATER(cannon).

      Fussed - 2012-02-27 15:07

      Easy, Educated by the anc

      Willie - 2012-02-27 15:57

      Fire the students and the editor of News24

      Fussed - 2012-02-27 16:15

      Instant stupidity, just add water

  • John - 2012-02-27 14:08

    Fail but still want to be passed,. Who let these brainless morons into the university in the first place, Oh I forgot the matric pass rate is 30%.

      Samantha - 2012-02-27 14:20

      Thats because they want want want and so used to getting that they dont need to work for it anymore- :( all they need to do, burn, pilage, and dance

      Irene - 2012-02-27 15:03

      These thugs shouldn't be allowed back on the campus for WHATEVER purpose ... EVER!

      Sharon - 2012-02-27 15:20

      They should introduce a new course at the universities - Rioting 101, which these students would pass with flying colours.

      nandiphazizikazi.madzidzela - 2012-02-28 16:41

      john dear u realy dnt knw wt u twkn bwt n on top of dat u dnt evn knw da real reason 4da protest so plz dnt dare insult us, dat is done by only retards n i gues u2 of those nxa

  • TBlogger - 2012-02-27 14:09

    Seriously?? Protesting because they did not pass???????? What next? Get a life and start working for once!!

  • hcduplessis - 2012-02-27 14:10

    ha ha ha demand to pass ha ha,what a bunch of clowns,you have to work for it comrade.!!!

  • Barry - 2012-02-27 14:15

    WATER???? Spellcheck?

      Linda - 2012-02-27 14:34

      English term, was not possible for the computer to pick the word!!

  • tom.vorster - 2012-02-27 14:22

    Ah another protest! Its "like duck's water off my back" - to quote the infamous Judge Erasmus.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-27 14:22

    Thugs whose only ambition is to get what they want regardless of anyone else! They should be banned from the university-nobody with characteristics like that is needed in society!

  • Den - 2012-02-27 14:24

    shoot them

  • Den - 2012-02-27 14:26

    that kind of human demands a pass even when it fails? does this make any sense? what mentality are we dealing with?

  • Den - 2012-02-27 14:28

    maby they want deeeplomaaa for taking up space at water sisulu?? lol

  • Lumko Ntshinka - 2012-02-27 14:30

    How typical, this is what they do best, wait until Bika campus begins ts own version of toy-toying pure rascals, ts a sad site to witness the only black dominated and managed university being in this much disarray.

      nandiphazizikazi.madzidzela - 2012-02-28 16:51

      WTF, OH PLS LUMKO INODER 4U 2UNDSTND UL HV 2BE PRT OF US, ITS NT WE ENJOY THS BT WE R FRCD BY THNG I CN NT DISCLOSE NXA N INSTITUTIONAL ATONOMY ARTONOMY IS1 OF THOZ SO PLZ HEY STP JUDGIN US

  • Linda - 2012-02-27 14:31

    Really disappointing(bad editing and reason for this students' demands), wonder where we are heading as a country?

  • klsdjfsldhflsdhfoewhfoewfwehfofhohf - 2012-02-27 14:31

    werwerqwe

  • Rory Marx - 2012-02-27 14:38

    pathetic!are these people really that stupid!who actually signed them up in the university?they probably dont even pay their fees either!like joburg all over again,where ppl were protesting and some werent even students at that campus and someone died!please u must go to a retarded school or something to think that u failed and now breaking down the campus etc will get you to pass!pathetic inhuman piece of turds!

  • yvonnecraig.linton - 2012-02-27 14:45

    Pass them a broom so they can clean up all the s==t they have caused.Stupid people , and as usual the big mouths stir it up and then their lackeys go blindly to the front to catch the bullet.They are a hopeless ........

  • Wendy - 2012-02-27 14:57

    Work is a four letter word to some .. yes go on, burn down the university because you haven't done anything to deserve a pass .. then you can run for President.. go figure!

  • kevin.moreland2 - 2012-02-27 15:05

    haha water sisulu

  • Zamambinga Yonela Ntloko - 2012-02-27 15:09

    same thing every year, some even lose their lives but they still dont learn. even now a life has been lost but they will do the same again next year. its sad that they dnt think of the students who actually give their all to be people some day

      Irene - 2012-02-27 15:24

      Yup, they stampede to get in, not to study but to protest.

  • Side Pocket - 2012-02-27 15:18

    where in this world is that Water Sisulu?

  • Sapepa - 2012-02-27 16:10

    Political parties should be banned from institutions of higher education. The only form of such an institution should be the SRC. These political organisations incite riots to attract attention because they have nothing better to do except study. I’m a student at Rhodes University and there are never such riots. There are channels to go through for students to express their grievances .

  • Barry - 2012-02-27 16:13

    Close the universities and sell degrees at Pick n Pay.

  • Eish - 2012-02-27 17:45

    "They blockaded roads with rubbish bins, iron rods and other things," said Lt-Col Mzukisi Fatyela. "They are extremely violent. They damaged property, burnt tyres and papers, and threw stones at police and other people." So besides being given the opportunity for an education, I don't see how this looks any different to what was being done before 1994. Throwing pearls to swine.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-02-27 18:32

    You guys on the roof please don't Toyi Toyi on the sky lights. It's not safe.

  • Yongama Phembela - 2012-02-27 19:10

    News24, Fatyela n the rest of u'll commentators don't know what u talkn about, so i suggest u'll jst don't sae anything coz i think u're abusing ur right 2 freedom of expression..

  • Yongama Phembela - 2012-02-27 19:10

    News24, Fatyela n the rest of u'll commentators don't know what u talkn about, so i suggest u'll jst don't sae anything coz i think u're abusing ur right 2 freedom of expression..

      Rip - 2012-02-27 19:20

      Try writing proper English and a bit of typing experience and perhaps a spellcheck program? You would sound a lot more convincing with whatever you are trying to say here.

      Yongama Phembela - 2012-02-27 20:21

      @RIP thank you for the lecture, i haven't had one for a week now!

      Yongama Phembela - 2012-02-27 20:22

      @RIP thank you for the lecture, i haven't had one for a week now!

  • nandiphazizikazi.madzidzela - 2012-02-28 17:02

    IT IS SO SAD WHEN HEARING PPL TWKN LYK THS DA WRST PART IS THT DA REPORTR DDNT GT DA CRCT INFO BWT DA PROTEST, N DA JUDGEMENTAL COMMENTERS CUD HARDLY USE THEIR BRAINS TO DIGEST THS. I MEAN FACN REALITY HU CN STRK 4PASSIN OH PLZ NXA

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