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.

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