#WitsShutdown: University condemns ‘masked’ protesters

Feb 7th, 2019 Bhekikhaya Mabaso 27 Views

JOHANNESBURG – The University of the Witwatersrand on Thursday lashed out at a group of protesters accusing them of using the continuing students’ hunger strike for political reasons.

The institution’s management said a group of about 50 protesters who wore face masks, arrived early morning, blocking entrances to the campus and placing rocks on the roads.

The group was heeding calls to shut down campuses and was targeting Wits first so that other institutions would follow suit, the university said. Video by: Bhekikhaya Mabaso/African News Agency/ANA