#FeesMustFall – Campus will stay closed until Friday, Wits protesters say

2016-10-04 09:30

Protesters at Wits University say campus will be closed until Friday.


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04 Oct 20:52
Dali Mpofu also revealed that he is assisting University of Johannesburg students with an application over the use of private security at the institution.

04 Oct 20:50

Mcebo Dlamini says students want Wits management to give them two weeks to catch up with work whenever protests end.

He also announced that police have left the campus.

04 Oct 20:43
BREAKING: Protesters at Wits University say campus will be closed until Friday.

04 Oct 19:10
On the women activists who bared their breasts: The police's Phahlane says - There's a crime called public indecency. We're not going to be spectators when laws are broken.

04 Oct 19:09
Phahlane says he won't say "the situation is completely under control because we can do better".

04 Oct 18:49
Phahlane says police will use minimum violence against those breaking the law.

04 Oct 18:48
SAPS Acting commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane is holding a media conference. He said student leaders must consider their actions and refrain from making ‘inflammatory remarks'. He regrets any injuries.

04 Oct 18:17
BREAKING: Wits says the academic programme will continue tomorrow [Wednesday] despite today's protests.

04 Oct 18:09
Protesters on the move into the Great Hall.

04 Oct 18:01
Musician and activist Simphiwe Dana will now address protesters at Wits.

04 Oct 17:59
Student leader Busiswe Seabe says they will turn Wits into a banana university until there is free education.

04 Oct 17:55
Leader urges students to conduct themselves with "high discipline". He says they're going to speak to the VC now.

04 Oct 17:52
No one should have to die for free education - student leader

04 Oct 17:51

04 Oct 17:49
One student tells the crowd, they will not stop. They will keep protesting until free education becomes a reality.

04 Oct 17:46
Mpofu says he has attorneys who are negotiating with the police.

04 Oct 17:42
Dali Mpofu now addressing students again.

04 Oct 17:39
"Comrades the struggle is bigger than us. Adam Habib can't open this university through an opinion poll - Mcebo Dlamini

04 Oct 17:34
News24 in particular came in for a threat: "We don't want them here, they will be killed." It's as yet unclear why News24 was singled out. Earlier today one of our reporters was injured after a brick hit her against the head.

04 Oct 17:28

04 Oct 17:24

Acting National Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, will host a media briefing at 18:00 tonight to address the university protests.

04 Oct 17:22
Mcebo Dlamini now addressing the group in front of the Great Hall.

04 Oct 17:20
Students gathering in front of the great hall at Wits again chanting, singing.

04 Oct 17:12
Protesters are now making their way back from Hillbrow police station to the Wits campus in Braamfontein.

04 Oct 17:08
Can anyone there confirm the below allegation?

04 Oct 17:02
It's being reported that the arrested Wits students have been released by the police.

04 Oct 16:16

Wits will decide whether the campus will be shut down.

When asked by News24 if Wits was considering the possibility of closure, Wits spokesperson Shirona Patel said, "They are meeting at 5pm to discuss. They are also trying to mediate this afternoon but I will let you know if there are any developments on that front."  

04 Oct 16:01

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says for the first time in South Africa's history there's a likelihood that no new doctors will be entering the field due to on-going student protests, EWN reported.

04 Oct 15:56

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04 Oct 15:55

 Six arrested UCT students are being released without being charged.

Their attorney Lufuno Musetsho said on Tuesday that the students were in the process of being released from the Claremont police station after spending the night in the station's holding cells.

04 Oct 15:55

UCT Vice Chancellor Max Price has said the university will remain open despite student demands that a 'TRC' process first be conducted for expelled, suspended and arrested students.

Price told the media in Cape Town on Tuesday that talks between the university and student leaders broke down on Sunday over the reopening of the university this week.

04 Oct 15:37

Library at Rhodes University closed. 

04 Oct 15:36

Students and police clashed as Wits University reopened its doors on Tuesday, with News24 journalist Lizeka Tandwa among those injured.

"I fell and I was caught between police and students."Tandwa was taken to hospital after she was hit by a brick during the clash.

04 Oct 15:28

04 Oct 15:08

Student leader Mcebo Dlamini getting his hand tended to by a medical student. He hurt it during an earlier skirmish with police. (Photo: Lerato Sejake, News24)

04 Oct 14:57

More trouble at UJ.

04 Oct 14:55

04 Oct 14:53

Police increasing numbers on the Wits campus.

04 Oct 14:43
The Gauteng Police Commissioner has arrived at Milpark Hospital to look in on the injured police officers.

04 Oct 14:38

Lectures disrupted at Rhodes.

04 Oct 14:25

Wits students are now at the Hillbrow Police Station.

04 Oct 14:23

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04 Oct 13:27

Meanwhile at Rhodes University.

04 Oct 13:21

Live from the Wits campus.

04 Oct 13:14

04 Oct 13:13

Max Price, UCT VC, says the library has been closed. Some classes have kicked off uninterrupted, others not, Paul Herman reports.

Price commends private security for showing restraint this far. He also says 8 students have been arrested this week by SAPS.

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