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Tensions mount between SRC and Management

On fire:The effects of the brewing tensions between Management and Student Representatives Council of TUT

On fire:The effects of the brewing tensions between Management and Student Representatives Council of TUT

 

Staff members at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Pretoria main campus, are back at work and classes are expected to resume tomorrow. This is despite the protests that took place yesterday at the Soshanguve campus.

Despite the confirmation of a continual students protest from the student leaders yesterday morning , after they were suspended 7 hours before their alleged meeting with management ,the University still maintains its statement that all activities of the Central Student Representative Council (CSRC) and both the Pretoria and Ga-rankuwa Local Student Representative Council (LSRC) have been suspended with immediate effect.

According to TUT’s spokesperson Willa de Ruyter, the University has donated 20 million to assist the students who are facing, financial challenges from the financial aid scheme, de Ruyter further said that this amount (20 million) donated by the institution sums up to 30 million that the institution has donated this year following a 10 million that they have donated earlier this year.

“Our staff members are back at work today and classes will resume tomorrow as expected “she said.

Meanwhile suspended TUT CSRC Student Affairs and Residence Operations (SARO) Officer , Dimpho Xaba, in an exclusive interview with we chat this morning , said that they have no clue about the donated funds , Dimpho said he is amazed that there is such an amount , because the last time he checked TUT’s financial status was – 800 million. According to Dimpho it matters not what the University may say in the media, because their word still stands, “the strike continues until till they say is over”.

Adding to Dimpho’s statement, suspended TUT President General Mbongiseni Dladla, and said the Management’s decision to suspend SRC is childish. They should suspend the conditions black students are subjected to instead of suspending those fighting for better conditions. “The battle has just started. We won’t let this go unpunished; we vow to take them heads on” Mbongiseni said.

 

By Mokete Radebe