Cops told to prep for violent student protests

2017-01-18 22:20

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Western Cape police are allegedly preparing for widespread student protests on Thursday 19 January. 

 

According to a document leaked to People's Post on Wednesday night (18 January), several station and cluster commanders have received an order to prepare for widespread protest action allegedly being organised by the South African Further Education and Training Students Association. 

 

The document was sent to police clusters in Tygerberg, Cape Town, Khayelitsha and Wynberg, as well as to station commanders at Cape Town Central and Goodwood, among several others, on Wednesday.

 

It states the association is unhappy about bursaries, NSFAS, accommodation, corruption and maladministration at FET colleges. 

 

It also states that students held a meeting at the College of Cape Town on Wednesday to plan the protest. 

 

"They may disrupt new registrations and classes at various colleges, burn tyres, throw petrol bombs, damage buildings and block entrances to the campuses," the document states.

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