JOHANNESBURG – Wits University student activist and former SRC president Mcebo Dlamini made a brief court appearance on Monday.
He faces charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, public violence, theft and malicious damage to property.
His case has been postponed until Tuesday.
Dlamini will return to the Cleveland police station.
The 32-year-old was arrested over the weekend at a Wits residence.
Police say his arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into violence, criminality and intimidation.
Dozens of fellow students gathered at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court to show their support for Dlamini.
They say their fight for free education continues.
Student activist Shaeera Kalla says, “We are saying that we will not write exams and go on normally in this abnormal conditions.”
“So the real thing here is for the university and government to realise that this issue is not going anywhere and students who are supporting it are not just going to die down because of the intimidation.”
“We are standing strong and we are moving forward. We are standing strong. The struggle continues.”