TUT to investigate students allegedly implicated in protest violence

Clashes broke on Friday, which saw teargas, rubber bullets & stun grenades being used by police.

A group of students charge towards a police nyala blocking a blazing portable toilet during a student protest over proposed tuition fee hikes for the 2016 year at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 23 October 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) says its investigating claims that some of its students were behind the violence at the Union Buildings during the #FeesMustFall march on Friday.

Thousands of students from various institutions gathered in Pretoria on Friday, where President Jacob Zuma met with student and university leaders.

Clashes also broke out between police and protesters, which saw teargas, rubber bullets and stun grenades being used to disperse crowds.

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TUT spokeswoman Willa de Ruyter says they take the allegations of violence levelled against students at the university very seriously and will be investigating the matter.

"We've already discussed, so an investigation will be launched."

De Ruyter says following Zuma's decision of a zero percent increase for the 2016 academic year, they will be meeting with student leaders today to discuss a way forward and classes are expected to resume.

"There are ongoing talks between management and student leaders, so if the students have any issues they should be addressed to management via the SRC."

Seven protesters arrested at the Union Buildings on Friday were released on Sunday.

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