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CPUT heads to court for urgent interdict against students

Cape Town - The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) is seeking an urgent interdict against protesting students at its campuses.

This after students throughout the country embarked on a nationwide protest against the proposed increase of student fees for 2016.

Matters came to a head on Wednesday afternoon when hundreds of students stormed Parliament demanding an audience with Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande.

In its court papers, CPUT lists several respondents including the Central Student Representative Councils of CPUT, Local Student Representative Councils at CPUT campuses, SA Students Congress, Pan African Student Movement, EFF Student Command as well as "all students of CPUT conducting themselves unlawfully on any CPUT campus and/or residence".

The eighth respondent is listed as #Feesmustfall.

In its papers, the university wants to see the respondents vacate the institution's campuses and residences. It also said that should the respondents fail to do so within 30 minutes of being issued with the interdict, that the sheriff and police be directed to remove them.

 CPUT also wants students to be interdicted against:

- Disrupting or in any way interfering with normal activities such as exams and graduation ceremonies

-  Barricading any entrances and streets

- Damaging or vandalising any university property

- Intimidating or harassing students

- Inciting persons to re-enter/trespass on CPUT land

The matter will be heard at the Western Cape High Court.

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