Students on strike at Medunsa

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Copy of Copy of PN Medunsa4351 [1] Independent Newspaper Limited Medical students at Medunsa break a door leading to the management offices of the campus. Photo: Masi Losi

Pretoria - A student strike at the Ga-Rankuwa campus of the Medical University of SA (Medunsa) entered its third day today and the students have vowed not to allow anyone on to the campus until their demands have been met.

The students said on Sunday that gates would again be locked and staff and members of the public would be denied access while the students protested against alleged irregularities and unfair practices by lectures and administrators.

“What will they be coming here for if they have no interest in sorting out our problems,” said the president of the student representative body, Melusi Marakalala, on Sunday.

“They have evidence of it all and yet sit on it instead of acting in the interest of the students,” he said.

Among issues in the memo, given to acting deputy vice-chancellor Professor Tsepho Gugushe on Thursday, students alleged that fifth-year students were victimised and named seven lectures, six of them professors, who deliberately “failed students”.

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