Protests Against Financial Exclusions Continue

Wits students have said that they will not stop protesting until their demands are met. Now, following the death of innocent bystander, this is only elevating the anger and frustrations students have.

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The Wits protest has now grown as students in other parts of South Africa join the cries against the police and higher education following the death of an innocent bystander.

The deceased who was identified as Mthokozisi Ntumba, a 35 year old husband and father as well as an employee of the Department of Human Settlements, was caught by police firing bullets in efforts to calm protestors.

The police force is now being called into question for their actions during protests. There is a history of reports of police injuring protestors who are practicing their right to peaceful protest.

In the Western Cape, a small group of student activists are picketing outside the Central Police station in Cape Town CBD against the police as they say this has reminded them of what happened during the Fees Must Fall protests.

Wits students and academics have gone to the Johannesburg Central Police Station where academics will be opening a case against police brutality.

Students from the University of Pretoria and Central Johannesburg TVET College joined the protests as well.

Wits students are protesting to demand that students who are financially excluded be allowed to register.

 

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