Wits SRC to consult students before protesting against Habib’s reappointment

The SRC says over the next two days it will ask students about Habib's reinstatement before making a decision.

FILE: Wits University vice chancellor Adam Habib looks down during a third day of protests at the institution over proposed tuition fee increases on 16 October 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Wits University Student Representative Council (SRC) says it will be consulting students to determine whether they should demonstrate against Adam Habib’s reinstatement as vice chancellor.

The SRC says over the next two days it will ask students about Habib's reinstatement before making a decision.

It says it's the only constituency that is against the council's decision to reinstate Habib.

SRC spokesperson David Manabile said: “When we do an analysis of what students would say to us, I think he’s the number one enemy. He is anti-protest, anti-transformation. So students will tell us how to move, but we can already tell their response.”

On Sunday, the SRC’s Zamayirha Peter said they tried to communicate their objection to the reappointment, but it was not acknowledged by the council.

“We had to use social media to reassure students that we are aware of how they feel and agree that he should not be reinstated.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)