Protestors vow to continue action at UFS

Last night things were calm at the UFS but protestors vow to continue action today. PHOTO: MARK STEENBOK

SRC members, some students and disgruntled contract workers from the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Bloemfontein campus will continue protesting until the university reacts and takes decisions.
Student Representative Council (SRC) president, Lindokuhle Ntuli told Courant last night that protestors will continue to shut down the campus today.

Ntuli said this is in an effort to pressurise management regarding their decision-making on certain issues. “Workers are not asking for much. They really asking to be insourced by the university.”

According to Ntuli the workers are asking for a decent salary and are looking to the university to live up to its promises. Students are only asking the university to end racism and to stop victimising students. “They are asking to reinstate students in the system.”

Protesting stopped after 22:00 last night, but will continue today.

Meanwhile rumours that white students were gearing up to confront the protestors are false. No incidents were reported throughout the night.  – Mark Steenbok & Christal-lize Muller

Listen here to what Ntuli had to say: