January 26, 2021

CPUT campus suspends academic activities until Monday over violence

Photo: Ayanda Ndamane/ANA

By Staff Reporter

Academic activities at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) college of Nursing campus in Athlone have been suspended until Monday following a violent protest.

According to reports, on Wednesday morning students broke windows at the Belleville campus then proceeded to burn down to buses.

CPUT spokesperson Lauren Kansley speaking to Eyewitness News confirmed the incidents that have resulted in students being arrested on Tuesday.

“In the first incident, the facade of the main building was stoned and in the second incident, tow shuttle buses were torched. We view these incidents as cowardly acts conducted by a small group.”

IOL reports that The incident came after students who were evicted from a conference room had erected makeshift structures. The structure made from cardboard, plastic and wood were to highlight the shortage of accommodation

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