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Protesting UCT students vacate Bremner Building

Protestors had continued occupying the building even after the Rhodes statue was removed from campus.

FILE: Students cheering as the statue of Cecil John Rhodes is being removed from the University of Cape Town on 9 April 2015. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Protesting University of Cape Town (UCT) students finally vacated the Bremner Building on Sunday.

Protestors had occupied the admin building for several weeks as part of a campaign which pushed for the removal of the statue of Cecil John Rhodes.

The statue was taken down from the university's upper campus last week.

WATCH: Defiant UCT students vow Rhodes Must Fall is just the beginning.

UCT Vice Chancellor Max Prince said the staged sit-in at the university's admin building was done with management's permission.

However, after the statue was removed on Thursday afternoon the students continued to occupy the building.

University officials served the students with an eviction letter and threatened to take the matter to the High Court if they did not leave.

One of the students, Chumani Maxwele, stopped the sit-in on Sunday night.

"We don't want to be in contempt of court or be involved in any court proceedings."

Maxwele said the group is satisfied with management's commitment to address issues of transformation.

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