Students protest in Vredenburg

Students from the West Coast F.E.T College in Vredenburg are protesting about poor living conditions.

FILE PICTURE: Service delivery protests.

CAPE TOWN - Disgruntled Students from the West Coast F.E.T College in Vredenburg are protesting about poor living conditions.

The group live off campus on a farm in the town.

They said they use their bursary or student loan allocations to pay for accommodation, in what they describe as a commune.

The Pan Africanist Student Movement (Pasma) said they were contacted by students who felt misled by college management.

The movement Cynthia Bokwana said horse stables were converted to accommodate for the students.

"Four beds are against the four walls, which mean there are eight people sleeping in one room. There are no proper bathroom facilities inside the room - if they want to shower or wash themselves, they have to walk a distance that takes about five minutes."

Eyewitness News is awaiting comment from college management.

Bokwana said most of the students are from Cape Town and are misinformed about the living conditions at the Vredenburg campus.

"These students are taken for a ride when they're taken to Vredenburg's F.E.T College. They are not told what is going to happen when they get there."