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Update: Incidents in Braamfontein overnight

- Wits University

No major incidents on the Braamfontein or Parktown campuses reported.

Dear Colleagues and Students

University activities

The academic programme continues as per the academic calendar today.


There were no major incidents on the Braamfontein or Parktown campuses. However, following a meeting at the Esselen street Residence, at about 10pm, a group of students marched from Hillbrow into Braamfontein. They were joined by students from Braamfontein Centre, Noswall Hall and Braamfontein Centre. The protesting students blockaded Jan Smuts Avenue and other roads with rocks, stopping traffic on public roads. They also smashed windows. The police managed to disperse the protestors in the early hours of the morning. No injuries were reported.

Thank you


19 OCTOBER 2016 (10:00)