- The Wits university fees protest has entered its third day, with scores of students flanking the institution’s Great Hall
- Wits university has hit back at protesting students by suspending “disruptors” for breaking the universities rules
- Students have intensified their protest efforts with the workers’ union, Nehawu, joining their ranks
JOHANNESBURG – The University of Witwatersrand has retaliated to the ongoing fees protest by suspending students they have labelled disruptors.
The institution released a statement on Thursday evening, 2 March claiming multiple suspension orders to students who “transgressed the university’s rules”.
The protesting students are calling for the scrapping of financial exclusion, the end of residence alliance caps from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and the lack of accommodation to be addressed, TimesLIVE reported.
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The suspensions haven’t dampened the students’ resolve who have promised to intensify their …