Wits EFF students vow to protest until demands are met

The students, wearing EFF t-shirts, burned tyres and vandalised a university residence.

Police quickly end Wits EFF  students’ protest in Braamfontein. Picture : Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Wits students who took their protest to the Nelson Mandela Bridge where the CEO Sleepout was underway, say they will continue with their demonstration until their demands for affordable accommodation are met.

Yesterday, the students - wearing Economic Freedom Fighters t-shirts - burned tyres and vandalised a university residence.

Police used rubber bullets to disperse them.

One student said this protest had been planned a long time ago.

"Around February if not March. So they sent these newsletters that the EFF wants to talk to South Point central and other accommodations to decrease their fees because they're unreasonable and there's no change. They came on Monday to strike."

Many of the students, who were seen wearing red berets, went inside the building and broke windows.

Police raided the building in which the students were in, but many were still inside.