The Wits SRC is looking into tightening student safety measures in Braamfontein.

Wits University students have been complaining about the surge of crime in the area, saying it is mainly targeted at them.

Wits SRC President, Mpendulo Mfeka, says they have had talks with the City of Johannesburg over the matter and they have agreed to deploy JMPD officers to patrol the area.

Mfeka says plans for the establishment of a police station in the area are also afoot.

Students have reacted with mixed views over the news.

While they all welcome it – some are sceptical that the officers will patrol the streets of Braamfontein for long.

They say the City did deploy officers in 2018 and they later vanished into thin air.