Habib disappointed students kicked him out of meeting

2016-10-19 19:28
Students wait for news in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court corridors. (Lerato Sejake, News24)

Students wait for news in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court corridors. (Lerato Sejake, News24)

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Johannesburg - Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib was disappointed that students wanted him to leave peace talks on Wednesday.

"We are disappointed that people felt that we should exit the peace meeting even after we had been invited to attend," he said in a statement.

Shortly before the meeting started at the Holy Trinity church in Braamfontein, students chanted “Habib must go”. They said they could not proceed with the talks if Habib was present. Security guards quickly whisked him away.

He said the University of the Witwatersrand intended finding solution to issues, many of which it said could only be resolved at a national level.

Former Wits SRC leader Mcebo Dlamini was denied bail earlier on Wednesday. After several disruptions during the meeting, students and delegates moved to Solomon Mahlangu (Senate) House on Wits’ East campus, to continue the meeting.

Former Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi told students there could be no peace until arrested students had been freed.

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was scheduled to address students.

 

Read more on:    wits university  |  adam habib  |  mcebo dlamini  |  johannesburg  |  university protests

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