Wits, UJ protesters march in solidarity

Protesting UJ students marched from campus to campus & have linked up with Wits students on Empire Road.

University of Johannesburg students have become the latest to join thousands of other students from universities across the country calling for cap in fee hike. Picture: Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Students from the University of Johannesburg have managed to recruit hundreds more to join their protest.

They made their way from the Kingsway campus to the Bunting Road campus, where they tried to gain access.

#FeesMustFall #UJ Students trying to gain access to Bunting road campus GN pic.twitter.com/w5eXEsKE6N

They have blocked the roads and are marching from one campus to another.

What started off as a crowd of only 50 people has now swelled.

The students who joined the nationwide protest against fee increases late, are now making their way to Empire Road.

#FeesMustFall #UJ Students blocking Empire GN pic.twitter.com/F8XEu7blNn

There, they have joined Wits students who say they are deeply hurt by the response to their counterparts' demonstration outside Parliament.

#FeesMustFall #Wits & #UJ students linking up on the corner of Bertha and Jorissen street . ZN pic.twitter.com/CiH10QdxaW

#FeesMustFall #Wits Students marching down Braamfontein and linking up with UJ comrades pic.twitter.com/dDExmPIrRe

They say they are disheartened, but remain resolute.

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Incoming SRC president Nompendulo Mkhatshwa says an interfaith prayer meeting is planned for today.

"This is in support of us, but also to just console our hearts. We will pray for all the violence."

She says plans to march to Luthuli House are not confirmed but a meeting with students will be held to finalise the agenda for the day.

"There is no other plan of action besides having the mass meeting where we will discuss the way forward."

Some students spent a second night at the Synod House concourse, which students are now calling Solomon Mahlangu House.

Meanwhile, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has joined around forty leaders of the National Religious Association for Social Development.

CORRECTION: #FeesMustFall Anglican Arch Thabo Makgoba among religious leaders at #Wits for inter-faith prayer. pic.twitter.com/fLToop82lb

He has also called on church leaders to hold prayer vigils and provide practical assistance to students.

#FeesMustFall #Wits Makgoba now reading a statement on behalf of religious leaders pic.twitter.com/0gCZUxYjUJ

He has urged government leaders to refuse pay increases as a symbolic expression of concern.

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