UJ students, workers vow to continue protest

Protesting University of Johannesburg students and workers have vowed to continue demonstrating until Vice-Chancellor, Ihron Rensburg comes down to their level.

They have been protesting at the Kingsway campus in Auckland Park against the outsourcing of workers at UJ.

One-hundred and forty-one of them were arrested on Friday for public violence, gathering illegally and contravening a court interdict.
However, those charges were dropped at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Let us do the same thing in the public assembly

Police fired stun grenades and teargas at the crowd as they marched from court to UJ’s Kingsway campus.

The protesters say they will not stop until Rensburg addresses them personally. They say they are not going to stop until their demands have been met.

SRC Secretary General at UJ, Mmangaliso Mkhonta says they still want their Vice Chancellor to address them personally on the issue of outsourcing.

“Our cry is still one. We’re still calling the vice-chancellor to a public assembly. We have assembled our team, let him assemble his team. Come forward, let us engage on issues. Let us have an agreement, we have seen that he’s able to do agreements and sign. Let us do the same thing in the public assembly. Release workers to go back to work, release students to go back to exams. As simple as that.’

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