Case against Wits students postponed

2016-10-17 17:17
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 - The case against two Wits University students who were arrested during protests was postponed by the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

They appeared briefly before their case was postponed to November 2. They face charges of malicious damage to property.

A group Wits University students gathered outside the court to await the appearance of several protesting students who were arrested last weekend.

READ: Wits classes continue, despite earlier chaos

Student leader Fasiha Hassan told journalists that several groups of students would appear in court.

She claimed that police dockets had gone missing.

Meanwhile, student leader and former Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini was remanded in police custody after his first appearance at Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on charges of malicious damage to property, theft, assault, and carrying dangerous weapons.

His case was postponed to Tuesday so the State could verify his residential address. He was expected to apply for bail.

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