A huge student protest is now unfolding at the Wits University. A number of police officers are trying to stop the furious crowds by firing stun grenades. You may find the footage below:
— Siphosihle Nkosazana Mbuli (@siphosihlembuli) February 7, 2019
The security forces and paramedics are settling near the main University campus.
Police are on @WitsUniversity
Main campus. They are moving around the campus with private security personnel and paramedics as they try to restore order to the university #WitsStrike #witsshutdown @Wits_SRC @WitsUniversity pic.twitter.com/tgCsS6Vpbc
— Northcliff Melville (@NewsNMT) February 7, 2019
Some students talk to the police. They are blaming security forces for the abuse of authority.
Wits SRC President instructs police to leave the campus telling them this is not their jurisdiction, students are still in protest on campus however university management has sent communique that the academic calendar continues #WitsProtest #FeesMustFall pic.twitter.com/N9knEE5s6L
— Zamayirha Peter (@UZamayirha) February 7, 2019
We are following closely the events at the Wits University.