Court sets aside suspension of Wits EFF students

2015-08-27 13:08
(University of the Witwatersrand)

(University of the Witwatersrand)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – The High Court in Johannesburg has set aside the decision by Wits University to suspend seven students, including six EFF-affiliated students, from the university.

"The decision by the university to suspend the applicants is set aside," Judge Motsamai Makume said on Thursday.

He said the students should be allowed access to all the university's facilities.

Makume said however that the process of the SRC elections at the university, which are currently under way, would continue as planned.

This meant the students, and the EFF, would not be able to participate in the elections.

Makume said the university had to convene disciplinary inquiries for the students within 10 days.

He would provide the reasons for the order at a later stage.

The application followed the suspension of the students following a scuffle during an SRC election debate last week Tuesday.

The university had also revoked the recognition of the EFF Student Command on campus, before later reinstating it.

Read more on:    wits university  |  eff  |  johannesburg  |  education  |  protests

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.