Peaceful protest underway at NMMU

Picture: Eugene Coetzee/The Herald.
Picture: Eugene Coetzee/The Herald.

About 150 people are protesting at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) this morning (Monday, November 16) outside of the Embizweni Building on South Campus.

According to information shared amongst students via the messaging application WhatsApp, the “purpose is the occupation of the institution’s administrative hub and symbolises our commitment as students”.   In the message, students insist that the aim is not to shut down or disrupt the exam process.

According to NMMU, staff and students still have access to the building and the protest is peaceful.

NMMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Derrick Swartz, is expected to address protesters after 9am this morning.


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