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TUT calls for investigation into Soshanguve campus protests

Students are demanding that the institution put its promise not to hike fees for next year in writing.

Students from the Tshwane University of Technology demonstrating in Pretoria CBD. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT) vice-chancellor professor Lourens van Staden says an investigation is needed into today's protest at the institution's Soshanguve campus after an agreement was reached to resume lectures.

Students are demanding that the institution put its promise not to hike fees for next year in writing before they'll accept.

WATCH: TUT management to protesting students: No fee increase for 2017

Van Steden says he does not understand why the Soshanguve site, out of the institution's 17 other sites, is still protesting.

"Why there is a group on the Soshanguve campus [still protesting]? We will have to investigate so to see why it is continuing there and not elsewhere in this university."

He says his institution supports the Fees Must Fall movement, but only if their demands are feasible.

"We are actually supporting the idea for free education if it's feasible at all."

Some classes and lectures are continuing under a heavy police and campus security presence.

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