FormerWits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini was arrested in his residence in Parktown yesterday and is expected to appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court today.
“We know there is a targeted attempt to arrest student leadership. We’ve had to go into some level of hiding in the past few days, but they managed to find Mcebo.”
But Brigadier Sally de Beer said: “There’s no such thing as a hit list. Why would we do that? There are acts of violence, intimidation and incitement taking place. We have been investigating all along. As the investigations go along and we are ready to arrest, we will do so.“
Dlamini’s arrest came after Wits imposed curfews last week, including closing all buildings except for residences from 9.30pm to 6am and restricting access to the university after 10pm.
– The Tshwane University of Technology said it expected classes to resume today and security would remain reinforced every day at all of its campuses.
– The Cape Peninsula University of Technology remains shut after buildings were burnt and two guards were injured last week. Essential services were relocated. “We learnt our lesson last year,” said spokesman Lauren Kansley.
– The University of the Western Cape said today was a “day of dialogue” between students and management. Resumption of classes would be announced only after the meetings. Spokesman Luthando Tyhalibongo said that students could submit test and assignments online.
– Expelled Vaal University of Technology SRC president Troy Mathebula said yesterday students were willing to talk and make some compromises: “But we are not willing to compromise our leaders who were expelled and suspended.”

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