Wits protesters frustrated by lack of progress

Student leaders say Adam Habib and government have been stumbling blocks for them.

FILE: Students throw stones at private security guards during clashes at the University of Witwatersrand during Fees Must Fall protests on 10 October 2016. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Protesting Wits University student leaders say vice-chancellor Adam Habib, as well as the arrest of some of their own, have been a stumbling block to their demonstration, adding that this has led to frustration amongst themselves and demonstrators.

The leaders were meant to meet with protesting students to address them on the plan of action going forward, but cancelled the meeting at the last minute.

Some #FeesMustFall supporters have been left frustrated as it was not clear whether the protest action would continue or not.

Wits SRC general secretary Fasiha Hassan says protesters are growing frustrated.

"We are also frustrated ourselves because whenever we try to institute something ourselves, then the state is a problem or Habib is a problem. We need to think of it more creatively and we need to come up with a different kind of tactic so that we can start seeing different results."