Fort Hare students locked in talks with city

2015-10-21 20:14
(Eyewitness News via Twitter)

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Port Elizabeth - Roughly 500 students from the University of Fort Hare's East London campus marched to the executive mayor’s office on Wednesday in solidarity with students at campuses countrywide, who began protests last week against proposed fee hikes for 2016.

Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Marinda Mills said student representative were in discussions at the mayor’s office, while another group of students had gathered at the circle in East London's CBD. 

"Police are monitoring the situation and no violent actions have been reported," she said. 

Mills said no protests had been reported at other Fort Hare campuses.

She also said that protesting students at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University had dispersed and no further protest action was taking place at this stage, although police were still monitoring the situation.

Mills said Rhodes University and Eastern Cape Midlands Public FET College students had also dispersed and no further protests were taking place at this stage. 

"SAPS members will continue to monitor the situation at all these campuses where there were protests and are have also been placed on high alert for any eventuality," she said.

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