Wits: Footage shows security weren’t heavy-handed,

The Wits VC says he has proof it was in fact students who behaved badly during protests last week.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Following claims that security guards at Wits University were heavy handed during recent protests Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib says he's willing to make footage available, proving that it was in fact students who behaved inappropriately.

Wits suspended on campus registration last week due to continued protests over fees.

Some students accused security guards of brutality and sexual assault.

Habib says the footage shows the opposite.

"What the footage does show is that fact that some of the protesters were farely belligerent and really assaulted and hurt some security. I assert that that footage is publicly available."

WATCH: #Feesmustfall reloaded

In October last year, students from universities all over the country embarked on mass protests calling for an end to tertiary institution fee increases.

The #FeesMustFall campaign then marched on the Union buildings where President Jacob Zuma announced all fee increases for 2016 would be scrapped.

Government is now working on a way forward in terms of scrapping university fees altogether.

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