Students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) have gathered in Cape Town's city centre in protest over a disciplinary action against four students for misconduct.
One student told EWN the students had received "unnecessary charges that [the university] couldn't explain".
— Asanda Sokanyile (@masoki23) September 13, 2017
Meanwhile, CPUT's Mowbray campus was shut down on Wednesday in light of protest action and heightened tensions on campus. The university in a statement said a group of protestors had disrupted classes and the campus would remain shut down until further notice.
CPUT's Cape Town campus was petrol bombed a workshop in the engineering building on Monday, while students reportedly clashed with security guards.
— Veve (@LudidiVelani) September 11, 2017
The institution last month was forced to temporarily close its Cape Town campus in light of protests over student accommodation. A small group of protestors are reported to have started a fire in a hall and attempted to clear buildings of staff and students with force, according to News24.