Wits Protest Leader Mcebo Dlamini Arrested


Former Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini – one of the leaders of the Fees Must Fall campaign – has been arrested.

“A student leader was arrested in the early hours of this [Sunday] morning at the Wits Junction Residence Complex,” said the University of the Witwatersrand in a statement.

Dlamini sent a text to a News24 reporter identifying himself as the arrested person in question.

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The Wits SRC said on its Facebook page that he was apparently taken from a residence after his room “was stormed by police”. It added that he was apparently not told why he was being arrested.

According to the University, he was taken to the Cleveland Police Station. The exact charges he is facing are not yet known.

Wits Vuvuzela, a community newspaper, reported that the charge apparently related to assaulting a police officer.

National police spokesperson Brigadier Sally de Beer was not immediately available to comment.

Advocate and national Economic Freedom Fighters chairperson, Dali Mpofu, tweeted that he had spent an hour with Dlamini at the station and that he was well.

This is a developing story. More details to follow.

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