Protests have flared up again on UCT Lower Campus this morning. Students have called for the masses to join them on Lower Campus Tugwell stop. Last week, the campus was shut down for two days after students disrupted classes, asking for the Fees Must Fall commission report to be released by President Jacob Zuma. They also asked for no fee increase to be implemented in 2018.

The UCT News Twitter account posted a statement regarding vandalised Jammie Shuttle services this morning.

The statement read: “The Jammie Shuttle service has been temporarily disrupted as a result of vandalism. Vehicle tyres were slashed with knives and one person has been arrested as a result. The university is working to resume the service as soon as possible. Staff and students are urged to make alternative arrangements to get to campus.

Barricades have been placed on Baxter Road, which is causing some traffic disruptions. Campus Protection Services are on site monitoring the situation and are working to remove the obstructions.

Excrement has been poured in the Snape, Robert Leslie and Computer Science buildings. Cleaning teams have been arranged, but lectures may be delayed as a result. Course conveners will make alternative arrangements as required.

Test and exam venues are being protected, so tests and exams will go ahead as scheduled.”

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