The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) says it has stepped up operations in and around Johannesburg’s CBD, where students are expected to continue their protests on Monday morning.
Last week, numerous Wits University students took to the streets to protest the non-registration of students who still owe the institution money.
Students from Johannesburg University also took part in the protest.
JMPD spokesman Xolani Fihla said, “JMPD officials are on high alert as we expect the students to continue their protests at Braamfontein Precinct, Jhb CBD and Auckland Park. During last week’s protests, we discovered several streets were affected as students marched and picketed. These include Jossion, Yale, and Empire Road. Officials will be in attendance to reroute traffic and reduce congestion. We appeal to the drivers to be careful and patient at this moment. “
Sasco calls for a national closure of the universities:
In the meantime, the South African Union of Students (SAUS) has warned of a national closure. They say college secretary Blade Nzimande did not respond to their memorandum which included a dead personLine starts at 5 p.m. on Friday.
In the memorandum, they had outlined a list of student demands, including historical debt repayment for all students and enrollment for all freshmen so they could continue while the government sorted out funding problems.
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SAUS calls for a national closure of all 26 South African universities