The former Wits SRC president is demanding a public review and is hoping to be reinstated. 

Dismissed SRC president Mcebo Dlamini is calling for an immediate public hearing of the review on the misconduct charge that led to him being removed from his position.

Dlamini told Wits Vuvuzela that his legal team has contacted the Wits Legal Office to demand that the review of his charge be held by this Friday.

He is also demanding that his hearing be public and the media be allowed to attend and report on its proceedings for “transparency and public interest.”

“[Vice Chancellor Adam] Habib made my case to be of public interest,” said Dlamini. “He wanted me to be found guilty by public opinion.”

Dlamini had been found guilty of misconduct in February this year. He was allowed to remain as SRC president pending a review. However, last week this decision was reversed with Habib arguing that Dlamini was intentionally delaying the process.

Read Adam Habib’s response to the reaction following Dlamini’s axing

But Dlamini told Wits Vuvuzela that it was now the university who was delaying the date of his review and with exams in less than a month, he would like to “exonerate” himself.

“I want to concentrate on my exams now,” he said.

According to university’s spokesperson, Shirona Patel, the University will allow the legal process to take its course in line with its processes and procedures.

“It is not up to the Legal Office to make such a decision as they cannot act on behalf of the Student Disciplinary Committee that is hearing the matter.” she said.

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