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Panashe Chigumadzi tweets arrest at Wits University during Fees Must Fall protest

Panashe Chigumadzi has reportedly been arrested at Wits University.

Chigumadzi tweeted the occurrence live, as she and six other students were taken to Hillbrow Police Station in a police van.

Details are sketchy at the moment, and the group have not been charged, but the WitsFeesMustFall Twitter account (@WitsFMF) reports that over 20 students have been arrested.

UPDATE: Wits confirms 14 arrested on campus – “not all of whom are students”

Sweet MedicineChigumadzi is a Ruth First Fellow, working towards a postgraduate degree in Development Studies at Wits, and the founder and editor of Vanguard Magazine. Her debut novel, Sweet Medicine, was published under Jacana Media’s new imprint BlackBird Books in October last year.

Chigumadzi postponed the launch of her book, out of respect for Fees Must Fall protests.

Read her statement here: “We are surely the ones we have been waiting for” – Panashe Chigumadzi on #FeesMustFall

Read Chigumadzi’s tweets for more:

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