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Memorandum handed to Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Chloé Osmond

On Friday 22 July, a group of students met to deliver a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor. The group gathered at the drama department and walked to the Administration building where they were received by Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), Peter Clayton.

Yolanda Dyantyi, a member of protest leadership, read the memorandum aloud. The first issue raised was a demand for the release of withheld student results by Monday at the latest. Second was a call for the university to actively assist in having charges against the students arrested  during the RUReferenceList protests dropped.

The DVC accepted the memorandum on behalf of Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sizwe Mabizela, stating that the he is currently meeting with other university leaders in Pretoria to discuss issues which include university funding.

It was then announced that management has until Monday at 5pm to release results and that the group would reassemble at 3pm on Monday at the Drodsty Lawns to discuss the situation. “We are not coming to negotiate on Monday. We are coming to get our results. If we do not get them, our way forward is very clear,” Siya Nyulu asserted, to the assembled crowd’s approval.

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