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UCT students protest, attempt to disrupt classes

The students are demonstrating over various issues, including the release of the fees commission report into the feasibility of free tertiary education.

FILE: UCT Fees2017 protesters march to Jameson Hall. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - A protest is underway at the University of Cape Town with students trying to disrupt classes.

The students are demonstrating over various issues, including the release of the fees commission report into the feasibility of free tertiary education.

They're demanding that President Jacob Zuma makes the findings available immediately.

The SRC’s Seipati Tshabalala says: “The SRC is currently closing all operations at the university because management is inviting us to make a decision to increase fees by 8-10%. We cannot make that choice as it is illogical in the face of all the gains we’ve made at this institution. It will further academic exclusion.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)