Suspended UWC council members to appear in court

Former University of the Western Cape council chairperson Professor Brian Williams and suspended council member Songezo Maqula, are due to appear in the Western Cape High court on Thursday. The two will be challenging their removal from council.

Williams has been expelled for allegedly participating in violent student protest action last year.

Talking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, Williams says they will be asking the court to rule that each of the decision makers who were party to the unlawful action against them should be held personally liable for the legal costs.

Williams explained what exactly happened on 30 October 2015, the incident which led to their removal from council.

At the meeting we made a call for peace in the presence of all religious leaders...Four weeks later we were then accused of inciting violence with a call for the destruction of the university.

Prof. Brian Williams, Former UWC council chairperson

At the meeting in November Prof Tyrone Pretorius nodded his head that we be suspended.

Prof. Brian Williams, Former UWC council chairperson

Listen to Prof Williams explain how it came about that he be removed from UWC council:

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