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SRC leaders suspended over protest

2012-01-21 19:02

Mahikeng - Twelve leaders of the University of the North West's student representative council (SRC) were suspended after they stopped the institution's staff from working during a protest about their accommodation, Beeld reported on Saturday.

If they are found guilty during a disciplinary inquiry they could be expelled.

The incident took place on Tuesday and Wednesday during the orientation week for first year students on the university's Mahikeng campus.

University spokesperson Koos Degenaar said the 12 sat in the offices of the dean of students and a hostel manager, preventing them from working.

Degenaar said the students had complained about the hostel accommodation they were assigned for orientation week and they were then moved to the accommodation they had been allocated for the year.

Their protest was over the move.

The SRC leaders were on campus to assist with the orientation and registration process.

Comments
  • Sinudeity - 2012-01-21 19:18

    The students had complained about the hostel accommodation they were assigned for orientation week and they were then moved to the accommodation they had been allocated for the year. "Their protest was over the move." Idiots.

  • Leonie - 2012-01-21 19:33

    Gewoonlik die wat die minste gewoond is wat die meeste kla oor als

  • lazola.mfene - 2012-01-24 19:25

    this has been the order of the day ,evry time when students students are fighting for what the believe on,the will be court interdicts,its the culture of these universities that lacks civilised managers,instead of influencing the strike and protect the healthy self image of the university the decide to arrest student leaders ,striking is not crime,fighting for what you believe in can never be a criminal offence,this does not even require a complex logic but its siple logic resolve issue of these university,because by arresting student leader does not make it better but instead it simply means that management has lost it credebility in controlling the university.....we are suffering from the same virus at CPUT

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