“We are going to beat you up”: Fee protesters threaten students over WhatsApp

A WhatsApp message, sent to a University of Pretoria Engineering group, threatens violence against students who are “learning” while protests are taking place.

According to an engineering student at the University of Pretoria, the threatening WhatsApp message was sent to the group by a protesting student.

The message states that “Anyone who goes to classes, you are going to k*k, we are going to beat you up”.

She said: “We can’t be striking while you are in class learning. We are doing this for everyone – so stay away from class.”

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“We are going to beat you up”: Fee protesters threaten students over WhatsApp