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CPUT students to meet to draft memorandum of demands

Students say they have to discuss their concerns and needs before they approach management.

FILE: Cape Peninsula University of Technology's students have just joined the chorus of protesting students across the country calling for universities to stop their proposed fee hike. Picture Xolani Koyana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Some protestin g Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students will meet this evening, to draft a memorandum listing their demands.

The students say they have to discuss their concerns and needs, including free tuition, before they approach management.

While a group of students gathered inside CPUT's student centre ahead of a planned meeting, scheduled for later this evening, engineering students were attending tutorials in a nearby faculty building.

Some of the protesting students told Eyewitness News they don't expect the meeting to be political. They say the gathering will focus on ways to benefit all students on campus.

Secretary of the Economic Freedom Fighter's student command at CPUT, Siphelele Maqude says, "We called a mass meeting as student structures to convene and take grievances and a mandate from students and students only."

Renewed fees related demonstrations erupted on CPUT's Belville campus earlier today, resulting in some lectures being suspended.