Watch: Unisa students chase staff off campus [video]
The momentum in the national shutdown may have dropped but student protestors at a Unisa campus in Sunnyside, Pretoria, have rallied on.
Watch: Unisa students chase staff off campus
On Wednesday, a group of students, some clad in EFF regalia, were seen leading a picket outside the main entrance of the Sunnyside campus.
Staff members who tried to gain entry into the institution were turned away. This video shows how Unisa Registrar Professor Steward Mothata was forced away from the gates by protestors who have demanded to speak to vice-chancellor Professor Puleng LenkaBula.
17/03/2021#RIOTS— RIOT & ATTACK info South Africa (@RiotAndAttackSA) March 17, 2021
PTA#NationalShutdown Students blocked the the Registrar Prof Mothata from entering the Sunnyside campus.
They says they want to be addressed by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Puleng LenkaBula pic.twitter.com/h3f9rEi13x
Apart from these demonstrations, no other national shutdown pickets at universities have been reported, at this time.
Police who allegedly killed Mthokozisi Ntumba to appear in court
In Johannesburg, four police officers charged with the murder of Mthokozisi Ntumba are expected to appear in court for the first time, on Wednesday.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) closed the probe in less than a week. So far, a post mortem report with forensic accounts on the cause of Ntumba’s death and a ballistics report are just some of the airtight evidence Ipid investigators have turned into the State.
From what we know, the four police officers — whose names will be furnished to the public after they have appeared to register their respective case dockets with the court — are also facing attempted murder and attempts to defeat the ends of justice.
The former suggests that more victims have come forward with allegations of violence inflicted by the officers, while the latter may concern evidence that the accused could have tried to get rid of incriminating evidence.
What’s important to note about this case is, the officers’ first court appearance will likely be very brief. We may find out about each officer’s plea and get a sense on whether they will be applying for bail or not.