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15 Oct 2015
12:02 pm

Wits student protests disrupt lectures for second day (video)


Protesting students at Johannesburg’s Witwatersrand University have vowed to continue demonstrating until vice chancellor and principal Adam Habib agrees to respond to their demands.

Wits University students protest at West Campus in Johannesburg, 14 October 2015, for the increasing of the upfront fee payments . Picture: Nigel Sibanda

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.