CPUT lifts suspension of two student protesters

CPUT says charges against two students who were part of the ‘Fees Must Fall’ protests will be dropped.

A CPUT #Fees2017 protester claps along to struggle songs at the Bellville campus. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) management has lifted the suspension of two students who were part of the ' Fees Must Fall' protests.

Deputy vice-chancellor Louis Fourie made the announcement during a General Assembly of students, staff and management at the Bellville campus that charges against the pair will be dropped.

The reinstatement of the two students who were suspended earlier this year was among ten demands submitted to the university.

Students had also called for the resignation of vice-chancellor Prins Nevhutalu.

Earlier, one student expressed his disappointment at a mediation team roped in by management.

"Give us the benefit of the doubt, because the way you're handling this situation is so bias and we lack trust in you. You [Dr Nevhutalu] are disappointing and are a disgrace."