The stomach-churning stench of human faeces‚ piles of rubbish‚ ripped curtains and a commotion on campus as the woman was being dragged into a police van greeted students on Thursday.
Parts of the campus were sealed off by police in riot gear and private security and at least three people were arrested.
Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk confirmed that a 23-year-old woman was taken to hospital and would be charged for public indecency. She collapsed while being taken into custody.
“The students were blocking the road in Baxter Street. SAPS gave them several warnings to disperse but to no avail‚ after 30 minutes a male and female student were undressing themselves and lying naked in Baxter street. They were also warned and then arrested‚” said Van Wyk.
Some students have called for a shutdown until their demands are met for a 0% fee increase for the 2018 academic year. They also want a commission of inquiry into suicides at the institution‚ a full report on campus security expenses and the scrapping of historical debt. They also called for the immediate release of the Fees Commission report by President Jacob Zuma.
By: Times Live