TUT classes suspended following student protest

A bus was torched during this morning's protest which is over NSFAS payments.

A bus was torched at the Tshwane University of Technology during a protest on 9 September, 2014. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has suspended all classes at two of its campuses following a student protest where a bus was torched.

A group of students began demonstrating early this morning over the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) payments.

No injuries have been reported.

The university's Willa de Ruyter says it's not clear when classes will resume.

"It seems that the action is connected to NSFAS funding, which is not only a TUT problem, it's a national problem. They burnt a bus but the fire was contained and no other damage or injuries have been reported."