The 12 Central University of the Free State students who are suspended from the institute gathered to submit a memorandum to the registrar of the university, Dr Pinky Mrwetyana requesting that the CUT council re-visits the vice-chancellor’s decision of expelling students who were involved in protests earlier this year.
CUT spokesperson Dan Maritz says, “The decision on the suspension of the 12 students as far as the university is concerned still stands, the were processes that were followed by the university to reach this decision, so we cannot on the basis on the march change that decision.”
Former SRC President David Makhoali says they hope the memorandum will lead to the reinstatement of the suspended students. Community members along with various parties such as the EFF and PAC were present at the peaceful protest.
This comes after students appealed the university’s decision to expel them, following an internal disciplinary hearing. The students hope to get their response from the university by Friday this week.