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Update: Protest and criminal acts [14:30]

- Wits University

Statement from the Senior Executive Team: University activities continue.

Several classes were disrupted this morning and a fire was started in the Umthombo Building just over an hour ago. The fire in the empty lecture hall has since been extinguished and we are working on restoring electricity to the building. These are criminal acts and the University will deal with this matter decisively using all means at its disposal. 

The University has asked the police to intervene and to arrest these individuals who are in direct contravention of the court order. Additional security has been brought onto campus and all entrances and exit points have been secured. The additional security will remain in place until further notice. 

The activities of the University continue until further notice. Please direct all queries to your respective Dean or Deputy Vice-Chancellor.