UCT demonstrators violate court order, protest on campus

A group of 30 people marched to UCT’s Bremner Building to hand over a memorandum of grievances.

The University of Cape Town upper campus. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

CAPE TOWN - University of Cape Town (UCT) says demonstrators have violated a court order by protesting on campus today.

A group of 30 people, affiliated to the Pan Africanist Student Movement, today marched to the university's Bremner Building to hand over a memorandum of grievances.

They are demanding the withdrawal of the court interdict against five people, three of whom are students.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Francis Petersen met with the protesters and accepted their memorandum.

In a statement, UCT says it stands by the High Court interdict banning five people from campus after they were implicated in destructive protests earlier this year.

The university says those five people were among the protesters earlier today.

The demonstrators have given university management 24 hours to address their issues relating to student debt, residence placement and the withdrawal of the High Court interdict.