Fort Hare University students join protests

2015-10-20 13:12
Students carry out a peaceful protest at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape. (Kaveel Singh, News24)

Students carry out a peaceful protest at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape. (Kaveel Singh, News24)

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Durban – Students started protesting at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday, following days of protests on campuses countrywide against increases in tuition fees.

Speaking to News24 on Tuesday, university spokesperson Zintle Filtane said students had gathered at the Alice campus ahead of a meeting between the SRC and management scheduled for 14:00.

Filtane said that as far as she knew, there was no damage to property or injury at the university.

She added that reasons for the protest would be outlined at the meeting.

Protests on Tuesday continued at Wits, UCT and Rhodes University. Classes at the three universities have also been suspended for another day.

UCT protesters had occupied various residences and taken their marches to the streets of the Cape Town suburbs.

In Johannesburg, Wits students occupied the medical campus where classes were not suspended at the time, unlike the Braamfontein campus.

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