UCT: Students to continue occupying Bremner building

UCT students say they will occupy the Bremner building until a date is set for the statue to be removed.

Students spent the night in the Bremner building as part of the ongoing protest. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - University of Cape Town (UCT) students say they have received generous support from the public to continue their sit in at the institution into the week.

Movement members say they will occupy the Bremner building until a date is set for the statue to be removed.

The group who are also calling for the removal of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the campus have occupied the university's administration building since Friday.

The students say the statue is symbolic of UCT's lack of transformation.

A member of the UCT "Rhodes Must Fall" movement and law student Alex Hotz says there has been great support from the public.

"They've been bringing us food and things we need and people supporting students in terms of tutoring so people don't fall behind in academics."

Hotz says the support shows the commitment to their call for the removal of the statue.

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