Central University of Free State students get 12 months suspension

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THANDI XABA

The 12 Central University of the Free State students that were involved in protests earlier this year have officially been suspended after they heard the outcome of their appeal process. This comes after students appealed the university’s decision to expel them, following an internal disciplinary hearing.

Suspended SRC President David Makhoali says the immediate suspension means they will only be able to re-apply at the institute in 2016, since the university does not give admission to students mid-year.

“The challenge is that majority of the students are studying year courses so its impossible to apply after the 12 months,” he says.

Meanwhile CUT spokesperson Dan Maritz says they are not aware of the expulsion and the institute cannot comment on the matter. The students were expelled after protesting over the refusal of Lesotho citizens without necessary documentation being given admission to study.