TUT students take protests to Pretoria CBD

Students from the Tshwane University of Technology are now demonstrating in the CBD.

FILE: Tshwane University Of Technology's students protest on campus in Pretoria on 26 September, 2016. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Students from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have taken their demonstrations to the Pretoria CBD.

Police have warned motorists to stay clear of the Tshwane city centre, with heavy traffic jams expected as a result of the 'Fees Must Fall' protests.

The institution shut down two of its campuses this morning.

Students at the Pretoria West and Garankuwa campuses were barricading entrances and burning tyres, preventing staff and students from continuing with the academic programme.

The police's Sally de Beer says, "The public order police have advised us that the TUT students are now entering the Pretoria CBD. They are monitoring the situation to ensure that they behave in a responsible manner."