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Wits SRC stands in solidarity with protesting CPUT, UCT students

Wits University’s SRC is calling for a national day of action to demand free higher education and the release of the Fees Commission report.

FILE: Wits University Senate House. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Wits University’s SRC is calling for a national day of action to demand free higher education and the release of the Fees Commission report.

The student body says it stands in solidarity with universities that have embarked on a shutdown.

Hundreds of students from University of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology marched on Parliament on Wednesday.

There have been similar protests at the University of The Free State, where violent confrontations have played out over the past week.

Wits SRC’s Kaamil Ali said: “We believe that pressure needs to be put on to the right place, which is the government. So, we want the Fees Commission report to be released as soon as possible. We believe President Jacob Zuma needs to come out and announce what the commission found.”