Medunsa students in court following strike

Johannesburg - Five Medunsa students appeared in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Monday, following a strike at the university, Gauteng police said.

The five were arrested on Saturday and charged with malicious damage to property, police spokesperson Rheineth Motlana said.

"They were granted free bail and will appear in court again on the 23rd of September."

She could not provide further details on the students.

The university's student representative council (SRC) could not immediately be reached for comment.

Students at the Medical University of SA (Medunsa) in Ga-Rankuwa embarked on a two-week strike at the university at the end of July, demanding the removal of certain lecturers alleged to be failing students.

A car and the university's main gate were reportedly set alight during the strike.

The university ordered the students to vacate the premises on 6 August. A day later university management and student representatives reached an agreement to re-open the campus.

"The president of the SRC agreed to write and distribute a communiqué indicating that students would cease protests, stop vandalising the school's property and stop harassing our staff members," university spokesperson Kgalema Mohuba said at the time.

Nin Ja Kitty 2014/08/25 04:50:26 PM
Malicious damage to property. Lock them up. They are at Medunsa to learn medicine. Now let them go to prison to learn the error of their ways.
Magomarele Gomi Thobejane 2014/08/26 08:41:31 AM
I see Kgalema Mohuba is still part of the establishment. This dude is one of the most controversial and shady figures that characterise this embattled institution. The dude is like a dinosaur. Scheming, plotting and conniving are at the core of his DNA. These are the controversial figures that must follow the likes of Mr WES Thama who left the institution under cloud of controversy and drama after being accused of stealing money and engaging in steamy sexual activities with students in his office.