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Safety and security

- Wits University

Message from Professor Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal:

A number of fires were started deliberately and simultaneously on the University's Braamfontein campuses in the early hours of this morning.

Fortunately, Protection Services was on hand to extinguish the fires with the assistance of others and no one was injured.

We strongly condemn these cowardly acts of violence and vandalism. Any perpetrator caught undertaking these acts will be arrested and charged.

The safety and security of our staff and students remains paramount and security reinforcements are being brought onto campus now to ensure that the University opens today without any further incidents. The police will also be on standby.

Anyone who has any knowledge as to whom is responsible for these cowardly acts should report it to Protection Services on 0117174444 or 0117176666. Please also report any suspicious behaviour to Protection Services.

The University will open today, Wednesday, 28 October 2015, a call also supported by the Wits SRC.

We will keep you updated throughout the day.