Students Peaceful Protest At Wits Continues

Siboniso Mawandla | The Republic Mail

About 100 students from the University of the Witwatersrand are protesting at the institution’s Empire Road entrance over residence related issues, the university said.

The students are expected to hand over a memorandum to the Dean of Students.

While there have been claims the protest is also about the reappointment of Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib, the university has not confirmed this.

Spokesperson Shirona Patel says classes have not been disrupted and will continue as normal.

“Students will hand over a memorandum, which they will do to the Dean of Students.”

Patel says they have additional security on scene. She has asked students and lecturers to use alternative entrances.

Patel said the protest started at 07:30 on Thursday morning.

Students and staff have been advised to access the campus through alternative entrances.