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TUT shuts PTA campus for today following overnight protests

Management can't confirm the extent of the damage or how many buildings have been affected.

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)’s Pretoria Campus has been shut down due to overnight protests on 15 February 2017. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)’s Pretoria Campus has been shut down due to overnight protests.

The institution says students started several fires.

The fire brigade was called in to contain the blaze.

Management could however not confirm the extent of damage or how many buildings have been affected.

Earlier this week, the South African Union of Students warned it would take a hard-line on institutions that refuse students register due to financial reasons.

The university’s Willa de Ruyter says, “The Pretoria campus only will be closed for Wednesday. This decision was taken to ensure the safety of staff and students. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and we’ll issue updated statements in the course of the day.”

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)