UCT closed for the rest of the week

2016-10-05 14:52
(Tina Hsu)

(Tina Hsu)

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Cape Town - UCT will be closed for the remainder of the week, the institution announced on Wednesday afternoon.

The decision was made by the university executive.

"The key consideration is that the situation on campus is reaching a point where we are at risk of serious conflict and escalating violence and we will not be able to contain the situation without a very large increase in security and intervention by the South African Police Service," spokesperson Gerda Kruger said in a campus announcement.

"This would only serve to make matters worse and may lead to injury and even lives being at risk."

Despite attempts to remain in operation, disruptions had been "so severe", resulting in the decision, she said.

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