Vehicles overturned, buildings stoned at CPUT

2015-10-26 18:10

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Cape Town – Four Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) vehicles were targeted during a student protest, the university said on Monday.

"Three vehicles were overturned and a fourth one was damaged at Bellville campus [on Sunday]. They were CPUT branded," said university spokesperson Lauren Kansley.

The info centre, which housed their security personnel on the same campus, was stoned on Sunday evening.

Kansley said stones also caused damage to their "beautiful, brand new" emergency medical care building in Bellville on Monday.

"The damage was quite extensive," she said of the incidents.

Western Cape police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut, said he was aware of two vehicles that were overturned and a security office that was damaged during a protest by students around 17:30 on Sunday.

He said public violence was being investigated.

Last week, the cafeteria, a bookstore and a shop which sold university-branded items was looted, said Kansley.

Students around the country are demanding free education, and an end to outsourcing of university workers.

This after President Jacob Zuma announced on Friday a 0% fee hike for 2016 following more than aweek of protests at campuses countrywide.

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