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University suspends all activities

- Wits University

Statement from the Senior Executive Team:

Following the events of today, and considering the safety of our staff and students, we, the Senior Executive Team of the University of the Witwatersrand, in consultation with the Chairperson of Council, have taken the decision to suspend all University activities for the rest of the week.

Academics, professional, administrative and support staff and students need not come onto Wits' campuses tomorrow.  However, residences and dining halls should operate as usual and staff in these areas should report for duty.

We condemn the actions of those who perpetrated acts of violence on our campus today. We are identifying them and will take action in line with the University's rules and the law.

The Executive Committee of Council will meet tomorrow and the University will communicate further thereafter.