Three Men’s Res house committee positions have remained unfilled since the resignation of its members earlier this semester.
On August 17 Wits Vuvuzela reported that the Men’s Res house committee members had renounced their positions because of the frustrations the committee faced with university management. They said they were also experiencing academic pressure as they were neglecting their studies to serve on the committee.
Chairperson of Men’s Res house committee, Sanele Nene, said they had planned to hold elections for the positions in two to three weeks but this was pointless because it was almost the end of the term and exams were also approaching.
Thulane Mtsweni, a postgraduate law student, said having an incomplete house committee had not made a difference because Men’s Res was without a house committee during its suspension earlier this year.
The entire Men’s Res house committee was evicted and suspended and charged with misconduct after they disrupted a university function.
Mtsweni said it would be pointless to have elections this late in the year just to fill three positions. “People are busy and no one will be interested because elections for next year’s house committee are around the corner.”
Chairperson of the All Residence Council, Justice Nkomo, agreed with not filling the empty positions. “Honestly, it’s too late and the elections for next year’s house committee are around the corner.”

Published in Last print Edition 2012.