On June 13 acting vice-chancellor Prof Marcus Ramogale sent a letter to staff informing them of an “unlawful disruption” of that day’s exam.
“We are not sure what is behind this disruption, save to say that last evening we received a memorandum from the SRC [students' representative council] detailing some student grievances that the EMC [executive management committee] will discuss at an emergency meeting.
“Even before a formal response from the EMC, a small group of students took matters into their hands by denying other students the right to take their exams. Exams are sacrosanct. Their disruption is a wicked offence as it negates the existence of the university and infringes on the rights of other students.”
The university said they had caught the disruption on camera and would start identifying the culprits.
“Once identified, these students will be summarily suspended and this will be followed by their expulsion. Such students do not deserve to be part of the MUT community as their presence is detrimental to law and order in the institution. MUT will be in a better state without them,” the institution said.
A member of the SRC, who spoke to TimesLIVE on condition of anonymity, confirmed that a number of students have been suspended.
“On Tuesday a lot of students received calls to collect suspension letters and all of them have been blocked from the system, but there is still no solution or positive response from the VC about our problems.”