MECS Students Join Anti-Rape Demonstration

MECS 3rd years supporting anti-rape protest outside Old Main Building.

MECS 3rd years supporting anti-rape protest outside Old Main Building.

Earlier today, students from the MECS 3rd year class joined approximately 60 other UKZN students in a demonstration to highlight their anger at an alleged rape that occurred in the Old Main Building bathroom on Friday morning.

The students, who self-organised the protest over social media, stated that they wanted the public and the University community to know that they were disgusted at the alleged crime and that they would do everything in their power to help make UKZN PMB a safe learning environment once again.

When John Muwema, a third year MECS student, was asked why he had joined in the demonstration, he remarked that it was important that men took a front role in opposing rape.

“We cannot call ourselves gentlemen if we do not stand up for women”, Muwema said emphatically.

MECS 3rd year students outside OMB.

MECS 3rd year students outside OMB.

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Posted on September 17, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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