UCT confirms attempts to disrupt campus activities
The University of Cape Town (UCT) confirms that there were attempts by groups of protesters to disrupt campus activities on Monday, 17 October 2016. Please see the below communication sent out to the campus community.
17 October 2016
Dear colleagues and students
We face a level of protest this morning which we are not able to contain with private security officers alone. The South African Police Service (SAPS) is on campus in an attempt to manage the situation.
As you are probably aware, groups of protesters are disrupting activities across middle and upper campus. Unlawful acts, such as breaking windows, forcing open locked doors and throwing human sewage, have been reported. There are further reports of intimidation, damage to property, violence, disruption and confrontation with security officers and we need the support of SAPS’s Public Order Policing to manage the situation.