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Update on incidents and arrests over the weekend

- Wits University

Classes to resume as normal tomorrow.

Dear Students and Colleagues


The academic programme and all University activities continue tomorrow, Monday, 17 October 2016.


There were no incidents reported across any of Wits’ campuses. Some students from the David Webster Residence were singing at midnight, wanting to leave the residence but after engagement with Campus Control Officers, returned to their rooms.


Nine arrests were made on Friday night, following incidents of violence in Braamfontein. Of the nine, two were Wits students, two were from other institutions and five were not students. These individuals will appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Monday, 17 October 2016.

We have been informed that a student was arrested at the Wits Junction Residence Complex in Parktown in the early hours of this morning. We are not allowed to release the student’s name. This is an independent process and we do not know what the charges are or when the student will be appearing in court. We understand that the police will issue a statement with further details later today.

Thank you


16 OCTOBER 2016 (09:00)