Protests entered second day at the institution as students prevented vehicles from entering the premises. Lectures have been disrupted. “Habib is everywhere talking to the media but is not responding to our demands. We will not move until he comes and agree to talk to us,” said Wits SRC secretary Fasiha Hassan.
The students were against a planned tuition fee increase and lack of accommodation. The institution’s entrances saw groups of protesting students gathering from early morning.
Hassan said several buses transporting students had managed to make it into campus before protesters could reach the gates.