Rhodes students threaten shutdown after sexual assault list made public

A list consisting of eleven names of current and former Rhodes University students accused of sex crimes, was made public on social media over the weekend.

The list led to protests on campus with students accusing the institution of failing to protect rape victims, and calling on the university to take action on the list of alleged offenders.

John Maytham Spoke to Anele Mjekula, Senior Reporter at Grocott’s Mail, who briefly explained the situation at Rhodes University.

He says earlier today, students wanted to shut down the campus but were prevented from doing so by campus management.

According to Mjekula, a group of student protesters were going into residences forcing those that are not part of the protests out of their rooms.

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:

He says the university management sent out a communique saying that the university staff should continue working while the students protested.

The Vice chancellor has sent out the message that they take the sexual assaults allegations against former and present students of the university very seriously, and they have tried to engage with the students. But the students are still unhappy with the response from the VC

Anele Mjekula, Senior Reporter at Grocott’s Mail
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