Wits students barricade Empire Road entrance over res dispute

Wits students barricade Empire Road entrance over res dispute

On Thursday, Wits spokesperson Shirona Patel said students should raise their grievances through the university's official channels: "If there are issues‚ they should raise them through the proper channels". Fees are not the only problem today. We have no services at the new Wits res. "It's been 4 months with no cleaning services‚" Nonhlanhla Mbonane tweeted.

"We have no WiFi‚ cleaning services‚ transport to campus at night".

"There are some things that are in our control and thus we will be addressing those issues, but when it comes to accommodation we have limited space", Patel says.

"No female she-bins. Our res is a health hazard yet @WitsUniversity has kept quiet for months but they charge us".

Students, who moved into the newly built Yale Village residence in Braamfontein earlier this year, blocked the university's Yale Road North Gate on Thursday morning to demand services.

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There are reports of a demonstration on Empire Road in Braamfontein and people are burning tyres on the road in protest, heavy traffic delays in the area.

The memorandum was later accepted and signed by the Chief Operations Officer Fana Sibanyoni and the Dean of Students Puleng Lenka-Bula.

Despite the protest action, classes will continue as usual, according to the university. She asked students and lecturers to use alternative entrances.

A member of the house committee at Yale Village residence, who asked to remain anynymous, said the issue started previous year when the Parktown and Esselen residences were closed down and the students living there were moved to Yale Village. The protest is peaceful although a tyre has been burnt, causing smoke at the entrance. He said students were promised the same services as they had been getting before, which are promised to all students living in residence.

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