Wits SRC leader Shaeera Kalla remains in hospital - #FMF leader

24 October 2016 - 18:15
By Neo Goba

Former University of Witwatersrand student representative council president Shaeera Kalla is still being treated in hospital because she has swelling on her spine‚ according to fellow student activist Fasiha Hassan.

Kalla was injured when police discharged rubber bullets during skirmishes with Fees Must Fall protesters on Thursday.


"Former president Shaeera Kalla remains in hospital and we hoped that she would have been released by now‚ but unfortunately she has not been able to be released‚" Hassan said on Monday.

"The doctors say they want to keep in her hospital as there is some swelling around her spine. So there are serious concerns but she will recover and we are confident.

"We just need to give her some time to rest and recover‚" said Hassan.

Footage of the moments leading up to the incident shows Kalla holding up her hands and later turning her back and walking away from police before they opened fire with rubber bullets.


Hassan said that the doctors had established that Kalla was shot between a range of one-three meters.