A lecture room at the Cape Town campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) was badly damaged in a fire that was allegedly started by protestors. Picture: David Ritchie/ANA

Cape Town - Three cases of arson are being investigated by the police after buildings were torched at campuses of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

"The circumstances surrounding the arson cases are being investigated. Last night at around 22:40 a petrol bomb was thrown at a building at the CPUT campus in Bellville South. While a building was set alight at the CPUT campus in Mowbray and Cape Town early (Wednesday) morning," police spokesperson Andrè Traut said.

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Traut said no one has been arrested as yet.

CPUT spokesperson Lauren Kansley said: "Offices were set alight in Mowbray, Bellville and Cape Town campus. In Mowbray a staff room was torched and in Bellville a petrol bomb caused significant damage to a financial aid office. In Cape Town security personnel discovered that a class was set alight. At this stage we are not aware of the reasons behind these attacks."

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Kansley said this was the second time the financial aid office had been targeted. It had been refurbished after damage caused last year.

The university thanked the police and fire department for swiftly responding to the attacks.

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The university's management was meeting at the Bellville campus on Wednesday afternoon. 

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