We don't know what to do - TUT students

2015-11-23 12:56
A fire at Gencor Hall at Tshwane University of Technology, Soshanguve campus. (@Bennyrikhotso1, Twitter)

A fire at Gencor Hall at Tshwane University of Technology, Soshanguve campus. (@Bennyrikhotso1, Twitter)

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Pretoria - Calm returned to the Tshwane University of Technology's Soshanguve campuses on Monday morning after violent weekend protests that prompted a postponement of exams.

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Students were milling around on the two campuses on Monday morning, many trying to decide what to do. Some were packing up and going home while others were undecided.

"I'm originally from Limpopo, but what if I go home today and then they announce we must come back? I really don't know what to do," said a student who asked not to be named.

The first year IT student said he did not have enough money to keep commuting between the two provinces. 

"I just wish they could give us an indication of what we must do."

- Read more: We just want to write our exams - TUT students

Another IT student, who is in his third year, said he was set to start his internship next year, but with protests ongoing and exams suspended, that prospect now seemed unlikely.

"The protests are affecting us. We just want to write our exams and get on with our lives. I want to be able to work and provide for myself and family," he said.

The university on Sunday postponed all examinations at both Soshanguve North and South campuses, citing "ongoing volatility".

Three halls were set alight at the Soshanguve campus during the protest.

The university said "a further announcement" would be made on Monday.

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