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[UPDATE] UCT: Main library reopened

UCT's Elijah Moholola says officials are trying to establish the reasons behind the disruptions.

The University of Cape Town. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN – The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library on University of Cape Town (UCT)'s upper campus has been reopened.

The facility was shut down as a precautionary measure ahead of an attempted disruption.

UCT's Elijah Moholola says officials are trying to establish the reasons behind the disruptions.

Earlier, management said they would reopen the library after it was shut down by a group of protesting students.

It's believed the group told students to vacate the building earlier on.

Moholola said the reasons for the protest are still unclear.

“The library has been closed but will reopen this afternoon. Our campus protection services team is addressing the situation and the university will provide further detail at a later stage.”

Earlier, Eyewitness News reported that the reason for the shut down was unclear.

On social media, a group called Amnesty UCT has also stated that people have been requested to leave laboratories.

The post makes mention of a mass meeting at 1 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon.