TUT to reopen on Thursday under police protection

2017-05-24 21:02


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Pretoria –  Classes on the main campus of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will reopen on Thursday under the watchful eye of police after classes were suspended on Wednesday following protest action by staff who are part of the #OutsourcingMustFall movement. 

It is understood that the protesters blocked off the main gate of the university because staff in catering, cleaning and security are outsourced.

TUT spokesperson Willa de Ruyter said a group of security guards had been staging an unlawful protest outside the main gate of the Pretoria campus on Wednesday, which led to the university cancelling classes.

"A contingency plan, in collaboration with the SAPS and private security providers, has been put in place to ensure that all activities can resume tomorrow (Thursday)," said De Ruyter.

"The University recognises the right of any person to participate in protest action, but condemns the unprotected strike action and disruption of activities, which are depriving students of the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming examinations."

De Ruyter added that a meeting of the Insourcing Task Team, as proposed by the stakeholders, has been scheduled for May 26. 

She added that a court interdict which was issued in March last year was still in place and that any perpetrators of violence, or persons who transgress the terms of the interdict, will face action by the SAPS.

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