Wits condemns intended arson attack at its main campus

Yesterday, the university found three petrol bombs at the campus behind one of its buildings.

Outside Wits University on 23 September 2016 where students were protesting against an increase in fees for 2017. Picture: Twitter ‏@naztyboy.

JOHANNESBURG - Wits University has condemned what it calls an intended arson attack at its Braamfontein campus and says police are investigating the matter.

Yesterday, the university found three petrol bombs at the campus behind one of its buildings.

Protesting students at the institution have been marching for a week now demanding free education.

Clashes between police and students have turned violent several times during the week with some students accusing the saps of using excessive force.

Wits University spokesperson Shirona Patel says, "The university condemn the intended acts in strongest possible way and believes that this type of act and behaviour can't be allowed to continue.

"The police have been on scene and they're currently investigating the matter and the university will cooperate fully with them on this matter."