UCT presses charges against Rhodes Must Fall activists

The students were charged after they entered the Bremnar administration block three weeks ago.

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CAPE TOWN - Three Rhodes Must Fall campaigners have been charged with contempt of court for violating an interdict barring them from the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus.

Earlier this year, the university banned some students from campus following violent protests.

UCT says students who violated a court interdict have been suspended.

The institution has taken a tough stance against student protesters who allegedly breached the court order.

The students were charged after they entered the Bremnar administration block three weeks ago.

But suspended student Masixole Mlandu says they do not accept these charges.

"We broke the interdict on a simple basis, it's meaningless. It cannot be that after 40 years since the Soweto Uprising, we are still dealing with the same mechanism that seeks to silence black people from speaking the truth."

The trio's been released from custody and expected to appear in court next Monday.