Six Wits University students are expected to appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on Thursday morning. The students were arrested on Wednesday during student protests over financial exclusions in Braamfontein, where Mthokozisi Ntumba (35) was fatally shot, allegedly by police.
This week, as higher learning institutions opened their doors for the 2021 academic year, University of the Witwatersrand students took the streets in Braamfontein demanding that those who owe the university in fees still be allowed to register for 2021.
Protesting Wits University students say they will continue to mobilise students from other higher learning institutions to fight financial exclusion
In-person registrations at the Wits University’s Braamfontein Campus in Johannesburg have been halted by protests led by the Students Representative Council (SRC).
City of Joburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo has launched a safety plan to provide security to those using the bridge and the surrounding.