Police continue to monitor TUT

By Drum Digital
20 September 2014

Protesting students of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have set alight at least 18 cars belonging to the institution.

Lieutenant-Colonel Khensani Magoai of the police says cases of malicious damage to property and public violence have been opened.

The cars were set on fire at TUT's Soshanguve campus on Friday night as students continued with the protest action which has gone on for near two weeks.

Magoai says there have been no injuries and no arrests. She says police are monitoring the situation.

The protest action has led to the university being closed and the suspension of the Student Representative Council (SRC).The suspension was lifted on Wednesday, following talks between the two parties as the institution was expected to re-open on the day as well.

Students were protesting against the lack of funds in the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

TUT was not available for comment. The university is expected to release a statement.

-       THE TIMES

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