Lectures resume at Wits, other universities' doors remain shut

Some universities have remained closed while lectures resumed at University of Witwatersrand on Monday.

Wits University spokesperson, Sharona Patel, said that it's important for the academic year to continue and allow matriculants to enter university next year.

However, protesting #FeesMustFall students have vowed to continue demonstrating on campus.

Listen to the EWN report by Clement Manyathela below:

Meanwhile, the SA Council of Churches has appealed to government to address the issue as "a state of crisis" that should provide recommendations in less than two weeks.

Speaking to 702's John Robbie, Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana said the approach by government leaves much to be desired in terms of public policy and administration.

Listen to the interview below:

We need to have a solution now, we can't hold everybody hostage. If students are not being listened to, let's give them an ear.

Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana, SA Council of Churches general secretary

A caller phoned in to report that some classes at Wits have been cancelled, though this is unconfirmed.


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