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DUT students protest over SRC leadership

2012-02-07 15:34

Cape Town - Police dispersed hundreds of people protesting against the student leadership at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Tuesday.

The protest was led by members of the SA Students’ Congress (Sasco), who are unhappy with the student representative council (SRC)  leadership at the university.

The SRC was headed by the NFP-aligned student movement Nasmo.

The protests started on Monday, Allan Khan, the senior director of co-operate affairs at DUT, told News24.

The university called in police reinforcements to disperse the protesters and some students were arrested.

“These students cannot accept that they are no longer in charge of the student body,” said Nduna Khanyile, spokesperson for the SRC.

Khan said it seemed Sasco were trying to undermine the SRC.

“We just hope that student protests don’t disrupt the academic calendar. Students are here to study and get maximum benefit,” said Khan.

He estimated 300 to 400 of the 24 000 students on campus took part in the protest.

Comments
  • Steven - 2012-02-07 15:39

    COME ON STUDENTS; THE SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM IS BAD ALREADY...GO AND STUDY!!!

  • Willie - 2012-02-07 16:46

    Hold elections and do what is right for you instead of wasting time

  • Chris Van Der Linde - 2012-02-07 17:21

    Another year, another strike. Every year they say that they hope lessens wont get distrupted, but they are always wrong. It gets worse every year.Welcome to DUT!

  • Chris Van Der Linde - 2012-02-07 17:22

    Another year, another strike. Every year they say that they hope lessens wont get distrupted, but they are always wrong. It gets worse every year.Welcome to DUT!

  • Irene - 2012-02-07 19:02

    Oh for Pete's sake man. Get over yourselves already. An ant crossed the road, so go protest about it. Ignorant fools.

  • Tony - 2012-02-07 21:51

    And THIS is our future.... Freedom and majority rule has really brought out the best in the youth..... Just not in Africa.

  • andre.duplooy2 - 2012-02-08 13:51

    Take them off Campus and let them rot in jail

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