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Suspending TUT's classes an 'error of judgement'

The SRC is calling the shutdown an 'illegal eviction' that goes against the university's rules.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Student leaders at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) say the decision by university management to shut down all campuses was a premature error of judgement.

The university says it made the decision in light of Friday evening's violent protest in which 18 cars were set alight at the Ga-Rankuwa and Soshanguve campuses.

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is calling the shutdown an "illegal eviction" that goes against the university's rules and regulations.

SRC secretary Sigfried Tivana says the SRC will consult with their legal team.

"The university's policy says students will only be asked to vacate the campus during June and December recess."

Classes at TUT have been suspended until further notice.

Police are investigating a case of public violence and malicious damage to property.

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