A recent video on social media shows protesting students chanting “please forgive us if we kill Habib & burn this Wits because it hurts to be here”. Adam Habib is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand.
The students claim that they are protesting against the lack of accommodation at the university. A recent video on social media shows students sleeping on the floors of the university.
When we resort to other measures we do so because we have exhausted all other forms of engagement. A storm is coming. It cannot be that under our leadership students are subjected to these inhumane conditions. Our students will be accommodated! pic.twitter.com/MDH1VOOulA— Wits SRC (@Wits_SRC) March 4, 2020
The university said in a statement that the students affected have lost their funds and accommodation for the year after failing multiple times.