While chaos erupted in the hallways of the University of Pretoria, three students who were among the 27 arrested on Friday have had public violence charges dropped against them after appearing at the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The students, who made their appearance dressed in black, were arrested for public violence and malicious damage to property after they stoned a police vehicle, damaging the windscreen.
A video has since been circulating of an alleged student hitting a supposed security member with a rock to the head.
UP spokesperson Anna-Retha Bouwer said the university was aware of the video and would be investigating it. She could not confirm whether the attacker was a student nor whether the victim was a member of the university’s security team.
Meanwhile back at court, no explanation was immediately given for the move to drop all charges against three of the students.
UP spokesperson said the university was aware of the video.
Source : Online