Protesting CPUT students to draft memorandum of demands

The students say they have to discuss their concerns and demands before they approach management.

FILE: CPUT Bellville Fees2017 protesters sing before the general assembly with the Vice Chancellor. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN

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

The students say they have to discuss their concerns and demands, 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.

One student said: "It's quiet hectic and the police are in a confrontation with the students. It's bad."

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