One shot dead in Braamfontein on Wits fees protest

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One person has died after police fired rubber bullets at Wits University student protesting over fees. Student did promise they will continue with the protest in Wednesday morning.

Life was not easy on Tuesday as traffic was badly affected on Empire Road in Johannesburg due to the Wits students protest. This come after the university says if it continues to accept students who have historical debt, the university will become financially unsustainable.

Wits University says it has made available R20 million for students who are facing financial hardship and R100 million has been allocated to financial aid through bursaries and scholarships.

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One shot dead in the fees protest. 

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said paramedics responded to a shooting just after 10:00am on Wednesday 10.




The man went to a doctor’s room and as he came out, the police apparently fired rubber bullets to disperse protesting Wits students.

The man was struck twice and was assessed at the scene. Unfortunately, he had succumbed to his injuries.

Wits student representative council (SRC) support officer Solami Buthelezi said students were dispersed by rubber bullets and stun grenades.

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