Objections delay TUT election results

2015-09-01 15:46
Students gather to listen to Julius Malema ahead of the TUT SRC elections. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Students gather to listen to Julius Malema ahead of the TUT SRC elections. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

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Pretoria - Objections to the preliminary results of the Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT) Student Representative Council elections have delayed the release of the final results, the institution said on Tuesday. 

"We are still waiting for feedback. There have been objections, which the chief electoral officer is looking at, and once we have heard back we will release the results," spokesperson Willa de Ruyter told News24. 

"Many of them [the objections] were about clarification about certain processes."

De Ruyter said on Monday that TUT expected to release the final results on Tuesday morning. 

"The provisional results were released to students. They have 24 hours to lodge any issues in writing to the chief electoral commissioner," she said on Monday. 

Economic Freedom Fighters members and rival organisations clashed at the TUT Pretoria West campus on Thursday ahead of the SRC elections. 

The members had gathered to listen to EFF leader Julius Malema speak. 

On Saturday, two EFF members were hospitalised after being stabbed at TUT residences. 

The party's TUT Pretoria West branch secretary Thuto Nthulenyane told News24 at the time that members of the South African Students Congress (Sasco) were allegedly responsible for the attacks on the two. 

Sasco members admitted to slapping and punching the two, but blamed the EFF for prompting it by targeting one of its own members.

De Ruyter said on Monday that a report on the incident was expected to be submitted soon. 

"We do condemn violence like that. There will be disciplinary proceedings for any identified perpetrators."

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