Tuks campus remains closed on Wednesday

The University of Pretoria remained closed on Wednesday. Photo: Andrea Küsel
The University of Pretoria remained closed on Wednesday. Photo: Andrea Küsel

Andrea Küsel

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Hatfield and Groenkloof campuses remained shut on Wednesday.

UP spokesperson, Anna-Retha Bouwer said classes would be suspended until further notice.

In the meantime the Economic Freedom Fighters student command (EFFSC) chairperson Kabelo Mahlobogwane said they were planning to hand over a memorandum to vice chancellor Cheryl de la Rey on Wednesday morning.

AfriForum Youth are also planning activities on the Hatfield campus today. The group are planning a peaceful sit-down on the university’s Aula lawn.

AfriForum Youth’s national project coordinator Morné Mostert said this was a time for students to come together as one.

“We do not want violence on campus. We go to the university to study, not to fight. We have to end this violence, throwing bricks is one thing but what happens when it escalates?”

A prayer group once again gathered at the Hatfield campus on Wednesday morning. The group gathers every day to pray for peace on campus and is said to grow by numbers every day.

The prayer group is planning on gathering and praying for peace ecery day. Photo: Andrea Küsel

The prayer group is planning on gathering and praying for peace ecery day. Photo: Andrea Küsel

The institution has been plagued by debates between pro-Afrikaans parties and anti-Afrikaans parties.

Last week the EFFSC called for the scrapping of Afrikaans as a language of instruction at the institution.

This has led to skirmishes and violent clashes on campus.

Also read: 

Language war at Tuks continues

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