AS IT HAPPENED: #FeesMustFall – Rubber bullets, stun grenades fired at TUT students

2016-10-12 15:00

TUT students have marched from the main campus through the streets of Pretoria in an attempt to shut down the CBD, but have been met by resistance from police who have discharged rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the protesters.

Police in full gear marching in file at Wits Unive

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Durban - Protesters overturned a car and set fire to a TV room and lecture theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.

A registered student and a former student were arrested for the alleged arson attack, spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said.

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Clergy vow to stand as buffer between cops and students 

The clergy are prepared to be a buffer zone between students and police should the need arise, Bishop Gary Rivas told journalists on Wednesday morning. 

Over 40 clergy had already arrived at Wits University's Great Hall in support of the students.

Rivas said more clergy were making their way to the institution. 

"We are obviously very concerned with the level of violence that has been taking place in the campuses." 

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SAPS moving from #WITS to #TUT protests. 

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Two guards locked in burning building at CPUT 

Two security guards are in a stable condition after allegedly being locked in a burning building at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Bellville campus. 

A building was also torched at the institution's Cape Town campus overnight. 

CPUT spokesperson Lauren Kansley said at around 00:00 protesters pelted stones at the main admin building in Bellville before setting it alight. 

"They also torched the security office at the main entrance to that campus. At least two vehicles were also damaged," she said. 

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#TUT - Police have reportedly fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at protesting students in the Pretoria CBD in an attempt to disperse the gathering crowds. 

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Students hold UWC staffer hostage 

Students held a University of the Western Cape staffer hostage on Tuesday as a negotiating tool during protests at its Bellville campus, the institution said. 

"It is not acceptable that in a university setting students would hold a staff member against his will and use that as a condition for engagement," it said in a letter to the “university community”. 

The students said they would release him on condition a university mass meeting was held on Monday. 

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