Wits: No evidence of assault during Senate House eviction

Students claim that some were hospitalised while others were injured during the eviction.

Tempers flared at Wits University on Tuesday as students clashed with private security at the campus. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Wits University has denied claims that students were assaulted and sexually harassed while being evicted from the Senate House at the institution's main campus during a protest.

The SRC and #FeesMustFall movement have been demonstrating against the first fee payment and student debt this week and have occupied areas where first years are registering.

Students say some people were hospitalised while others were injured during the eviction.

Wits will resume on campus registration today and said it's not sure if this process will also be disrupted.

Spokesperson Shirona Patel said they have reviewed the CCTV footage of the eviction.

"A review of the footage will show that there's nothing to support these claims. In fact, the footage shows that some protesters were actually threatening others. Four security personnel were injured during the scuffle. We also had no reports of any students being injured."