#FeesMustFall: Students remain defiant until demands are met

A former Wits SRC president says students are adamant & won’t be deterred by police action.

A Wits University student looks on as the Student Representative Council addresses the crowd on the varsity's education campus on 21 October 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Protests at several other universities meanwhile continues as the chaos from outside Parliament gets unpacked today.

At Wits, students say they will not negotiate with Vice Chancellor Adam Habib if free increases are implemented.

After another late night of studying at Senate House, protesters are back today.

After nearly a two and a half hour march through the Johannesburg CBD yesterday, students were heard saying 'sober up Blade Nzimande, 6 percent isn't 0 percent'."

Former SRC president Mcebo Dlamini said students are adamant and won't be deterred by police action.

"We're not going to negotiate with Adam Habib, there is nothing to negotiate. We just want zero."

Incoming SRC president Nompendulo Mkatshwa said, "If it means we must shut down everywhere in order for them to take us seriously then so be it."

It's just a week to go until exams are scheduled to begin.

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Defiant protesters from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology say the arrest of some of their fellow students will not deter them from intensifying their demonstrations today.

At least six students were arrested after violence erupted at the institution's Bellville campus yesterday.

Protesters then marched to the Bellville South police station last night demanding their release.

Student Sinethemba Mango was among them.

"They want to scare us to stop but we do not fear any bullets and we don't fear any blood because we are committed to make sure we are the voice of the voiceless. Arresting our comrades gives us the courage to stand and fight."

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Some protesters ran amok at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape.

What started off peacefully later turned violent when a group of student demonstrators ransacked the student centre, took food and technical appliances from the ITEC store.

The SRC suspended the demonstrations for the day but a small group continued looting.

A security company responded to the scene when emergency alarms rang but they were chased away by the group.

The SRC says it's disappointed the protests turned violent and has urged management have a follow up meeting with students.