Wits SRC Protest Ends, Marking Uni Wait For Evidence To Lay Charges

“Please lay complaints and send any evidence, including video clips to the Head of Campus Protection Services so that it can be processed,” states the University’s Senior Executive Team in an email to students.

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By Gaby Ndongo

Wits University has confirmed through a statement on Friday the end of its SRC’s protest actions, stating that those who have caused damage to the institution’s Braamfontein West Campus will be brought to book based on adequate evidence.

“Please lay complaints and send any evidence, including video clips to the Head of Campus Protection Services so that it can be processed,” states the University’s Senior Executive Team.

Both parties reached an agreement on Thursday night regarding the category of students who are liable for the Wits Hardship Fund that “help students who are in urgent need of registration assistance”. It has been allocated with a total of R13m, according to the University.

[READ] Full update of the Hardship Fund (Thursday, 7th February 2019)

Wits Hardship Fund Update 07-02-19

Recently, the SRC detailed in its Facebook account that the category was of students who have a debt of no more than R100th.

EARLIER COVERAGE: Wits SRC Protest Against Student Financial Exclusion – Eyewitness Source

The protest, which began on Monday, was fuelled by student financial exclusion due to debt and other issues such as the lack of accommodation. TOJ

[READ] Wits SRC Demands and Wits’ Response to SRC (Tuesday, 5th February 2019)

(1) Response to SRC 05-02-19(2) Response to SRC 05-02-19(3) Response to SRC 05-02-19

Reporting by Gaby Ndongo.

Feature image: Wits University’s logo.

Image obtained from the institution’s official Facebook account.

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