Wits students vow to continue protest, promising shutdown

Earlier, students had blocked three entrances leading onto campus, but have since moved from the gates.

Wits University SRC President Nompendulo Mkatshwa addresses the crowd of students at the main admin block after the announcement of an 8% increase in fees by Min of Higher Education Nzimande. Picture: Nina Leslie/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Wits University's Student Representative Council (SRC) says there's a lot of unhappiness on the ground and students are angry over the fee increment announced for 2017, adding that they will continue protesting tomorrow.

Earlier, students had blocked three entrances leading onto campus, but they have since moved from the gates.

They also met at Senate House to discuss their plan of action moving forward.

After a closed meeting, students have agreed to shut down the institution tomorrow.

The SRC's Secretary General Fasiha Hassan says, "The students are quite angry and there is a lot of unrest on the ground. Students have just resolved to continue with demonstrations tomorrow - protest action in particular. I can't exactly be specific with the details but there's definitely going to be some protest action."

Its calm on campus at the moment and the university remains under security guard.

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