Another shutdown planned for WITS

Another shutdown planned for WITS

Wits students have vowed to shut down the university this week saying the goal of free higher education is within reach. 

Wits Students
Maryke Vermaak

Students were in a closed mass meeting on Sunday evening following the university's decision to resume lectures on Monday morning. 

Student leader Mcebo Dlamini says the implementation of free higher education is not down to Wits vice chancellor Adam Habib. 

Dlamini says Habib must stop grandstanding and start addressing internal issues, such as the suspension of students. 

He says there will be no classes on Monday.

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"The ugly head showing its face once again, it then says to us as black people and black students that we must continue with the fight. Because the evil system is showing again that it still exists," Dlamini said.

He added that students are prepared to, once again, put their "bodies on the line" to achieve free higher education.

"The university is geared to kill and brutalise while we are determined to restore the dignity of a black child. We will meet force with force," Dlamini said.

He says if police are not on campus this morning, there will be no violence.

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