Gates opened at Wits

2015-10-14 21:52
(Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

(Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

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Pretoria - Staff and students at the University of the Witwatersrand have all gone home following a student protest that saw gates barricaded for most of Wednesday.

University spokesperson Shirona Patel said all the gates except for one had been opened.

"All staff members and day students have gone home. The protesting students are being addressed by the SRC in front of the Senate Building," she said.

Patel said learning would resume on Thursday.

"Tomorrow [Thursday] it will be business as usual. We will have extra security but if anything changes, we will let the staff and students know," said Patel.

Classes and academic activities at the institution were suspended on Wednesday following a protest over fee increases. The university said there was an altercation on Wednesday morning and some classes were vandalised at the Wits Business School.

Read more on:    wits university  |  johannesburg  |  education  |  university fees

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