CPUT students handed 12 month suspended sentence


CPUT students have been protesting since last month calling for an end to outsourcing, and the scrapping of all student debt.

JOHANNESBURG – Four students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology have been found guilty of not maintaining order and being disrespectful.

The students were charged after they disrupted a council meeting, and threatening to burn down buildings at the institution.

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They’ve been handed a 12-month suspended sentence, allowing them to continue their studies for now. They were part of the group protesting over accommodation issues at the university.

This also sparked protests at the University’s Cape Town, Bellville and Mowbray campuses.

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