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18 cars set alight at TUT

Police say the cars were set alight on Friday night at the university's Soshanguve campus.

Eighteen cars belonging to the Tshwane University of Technology were torched allegedly by protesting students on 19 September 2014. Picture: @Kitty_KatNo1/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - At least 18 cars belonging to the Tshwane University of Technology have been torched allegedly by protesting students.

Police say the cars were set alight on Friday night at the university's Soshanguve campus.

Students have been protesting at the institution for the past two weeks now over the lack of funds in the National Students Financial Aid Scheme.

The police's Khensani Magoai says no arrests have been made.

"A protest took place last night after 10pm, where several vehicles were set alight. A case of malicious damage to property and public violence has been opened. We are investigating."

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