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TUT students to continue protesting

But the university has since obtained a court interdict to stop the protest action.

The university failed to honour a court order at the weekend that the students be allowed to return to campus residences. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

JOHANNESBURG - Students at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) say they will be picketing outside the institution today.

This follows the university's failure to honour a court order at the weekend that the students should be allowed to return to campus residences.

Thousands of students are being housed in community halls after they were evicted.

Operations at the university's Soshanguve and Pretoria campuses came to a halt last week when students demonstrated against a lack of funding from the National Students Financial Aid Scheme.

The university has since obtained a court interdict to stop the ongoing protest action.

The Socialist Youth Movement's (SYM) Elmond Magedi said, "By 7am we will picket outside the gates indicating that we have the right to protest and we will protect that right."

TUT STUDENTS CALL FOR OFFICIALS TO BE CHARGED

At the same time, students who were evicted from residences have called for officials at the university to be held in contempt of court.

Magedi said, "We've consulted with our lawyers and decided that we will hold them in contempt of court, meaning someone must be charged."

Meanwhile, SYM accused the TUT of poor administration.