LIVE: Students barricade gates at UJ

2015-11-05 12:05

LATEST: Students have barricaded the gates at the University of Johannesburg, says News24's reporter on the scene.

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Last Updated at 01:55
05 Nov 14:11

05 Nov 14:08
One UJ student says student cards have been blocked meaning that they can't enter or leave campus.

05 Nov 14:06
UJ's vice chancellor and management will address the media at 15:30 following the protests and clashes with security guards today.

05 Nov 13:58
And as protests continue at UJ, there are similar scenes at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.

05 Nov 13:51
Meanwhile the university has just tweeted...

05 Nov 13:45
Students have barricaded the gates at UJ, says Lizeka Tandwa.

05 Nov 13:38

05 Nov 13:04

Guards appearing to manhandle a protester.

Warning: This clip might be a bit disturbing for some.

05 Nov 12:57
Student buses continue being halted from entering campus gates.

05 Nov 12:53
Can anyone verify?

05 Nov 12:47
UJ's deputy vice chancellor Mpho Letlape says private security isn't assaulting students but actually removing those who are trespassing, reports Jacaranda News's Gao Phala. The deputy VC says police were called after a guard house was burned on Wednesday.

05 Nov 12:43
Soweto campus workers have arrived.

05 Nov 12:31
Nthabiseng Moloi is attended by paramedics. She is a worker. Another student has also been treated by paramedics.

05 Nov 12:28
City Press reporter S'thembile Cele says her eNCA counterpart, Lenyaro Sello, who was pepper-sprayed is OK now.

05 Nov 12:23

05 Nov 12:14
About 30 guards have responded to about 50 workers and around 150 students at both gates.

05 Nov 12:09
The tweeted video below is from sometime earlier.

05 Nov 12:08
Workers are now outside campus gates, says Lizeka Tandwa. There is an ambulance that has been called for one of the students who was assaulted and pepper-sprayed.

05 Nov 12:05

Security guards slapped, kicked and pepper sprayed students who were protesting on the Kingsway campus of the University of Johannesburg on Thursday.

News24 reporter on the scene, Lizeka Tandwa, said workers were camping outside the gates of the campus in a peaceful protest against outsourcing, but the trouble began when students inside the campus wanted to go outside.

The gate was locked.A group of between 40 and 50 students pushed against the gate. A security guard, trying to stop them, slapped a woman in the face.

Students reacted angrily and the situation got even more out of control.

Security guards were seen kicking students, slapping them, beating them with sticks and pepper-spraying them.

A woman student was crying hysterically as her friend held a bottle of water against her head for her.

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