Rhodes students released 'on warning'

Police arrested the group of students on Monday for allegedly disrupting classes.

Rhodes University. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Five Rhodes University students arrested during protests on campus have been released on a warning.

The group was detained yesterday for allegedly disrupting lectures at several buildings.

They appeared in the Grahamstown Magistrate's Court today.

The institution is pushing ahead with classes despite a threat of more demonstrations.

Rhodes spokesperson Catherine Deiner.

"Academic programme is continuing today, the five students who were arrested yesterday have been released this morning. They have been released on a warning and have to appear again on the 30th of November."

At the same time, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University management is expected to address student demands at a mass meeting today. Classes at the institution remain suspended.