Wits students continued with the protest, as they took to the streets of Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
The students' protest is against financial exclusion and historic debt, and they are also protesting for free education and decolonisation of universities.
Tragically, on Wednesday, a bystander by the name of Mthokozisi Ntumba was shot dead, allegedly by police. This stoked fires and remained a stark reminder throughout leadership speeches. A group of protesters laid a formal complaint of police brutality around midday.
Student protesters have vowed to continue the demonstrations until their demands are met.